Personal Injury Lawyer Millburn, New Jersey

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

A Millburn attorney who knows how to get results when you’ve been hurt

Driving safely requires drivers to pay attention to the road at all times. But far too many drivers on the road let themselves be distracted behind the wheel. This leads to a car accident that can leave people seriously injured. If you were hurt by a distracted driver, you deserve financial compensation. But the legal process can be complicated.

That’s why you need an experienced New Jersey car accident lawyer on your side. Attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. knows how difficult and frustrating it can be when dealing with insurance companies. He fights for the injured in Millburn and Essex and Union counties to help them get the compensation they deserve.

Distracted drivers can cause serious crashes

Too many drivers think they can multi-task behind the wheel. They don’t think it’s really a big deal if they take their eyes off the road just for a few seconds.

But a lot can happen in those few seconds. The car in front can brake suddenly. Another vehicle can turn into the road from a side street. The light can change. Or the driver may not notice their car drifting into another lane. By the time the driver looks up at the road again, it’s too late to prevent a crash.

Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents in the United States. Thousands are killed by distracted drivers every year, and hundreds of thousands are injured.

There are three main types of distraction when driving. A visual distraction takes the driver’s eyes off the road. A manual distraction takes their hands off the wheel. And a cognitive distraction takes their mind off the task of driving.

Examples of distracted driving include:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Talking to passengers
  • Checking or using a GPS
  • Adjusting dashboard controls
  • Eating or drinking

The victims of distracted driving accidents are often left with serious injuries. These include broken bones, injuries to the head and neck, concussion and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, herniated disc injuries, and damage to internal organs.

You deserve full compensation for your distracted driving crash

If you were hurt in an accident involving a distracted driver, your medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming. You may have missed time from work because of your injuries, resulting in a loss of income. You deserve financial compensation for what happened.

But it’s not that simple. Distracted drivers typically deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for the accident. And it may not seem that insurance companies are on your side. That’s because they’re not. Their main goal is to handle your claim while paying you as little as they possibly can.

You may get a call from the insurance adjuster with a settlement offer shortly after your crash. And it can be tempting to accept their offer as your medical bills start coming in. But their offer will fall far short of covering all of the damages you suffered. It’s just another way for them to try to save money. Never accept a settlement without talking to a lawyer first.

Insurance companies handle claims every day. They have adjusters who are trained to find ways to limit compensation. They have attorneys who are looking out for their best interests. They have the advantage. That’s why you need an attorney who can help you fight back.

Fight back with a car accident lawyer who knows the insurance company tactics

Attorney Leigh is very familiar with how insurance companies approach claims like yours. He used to represent them. Some of the tactics they use include questioning the seriousness of your injuries, arguing that they were pre-existing, and putting some of the blame for the accident on you.

Attorney Leigh can help you fight back. He focuses on building strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously.

Our firm will investigate your accident. We know where to look for evidence that the other driver was distracted – for example, by seeking access to cell phone records. We carefully review accident reports and other documentation and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.

Attorney Leigh is dedicated to making a difference by fighting for maximum compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you can’t work, and other damages such as pain and suffering. If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement that meets your needs, he will be ready to fight for you in court.

Learn more in a free consultation with a distracted driving lawyer

If you were hurt in a distracted driving accident in Northern New Jersey, contact us to schedule a free consultation. You can learn about your legal options for recovering compensation and get answers to your questions. Our office is in Millburn, or attorney Leigh can meet you at another location that is more convenient, such as your home or hospital room.

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