New Haven Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Many people are injured or killed senselessly by distracted drivers every day. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, traffic accidents caused by distracted driving injure almost 1,200 people every single day in the United States. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, call Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante at 203-800-7343, toll-free at 888-692-7403. Our New Haven distracted driving lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante
Our law practice is dedicated to representing people in Connecticut who have become victims of serious New Haven personal injury. As a law firm that has been handling serious personal injury cases stemming from car accidents for more than 60 years, we are especially aware of the epidemic of distracted driving that brings many clients to our law firm.
Let our personal injury attorneys put their expertise, decades of experience, and legal resources to work for you. We can help you hold the at-fault driver liable to compensate you for the medical expenses needed to treat your injuries, damage to your vehicle, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle while doing something that takes your attention away from the road. Common examples include using a cell phone, applying makeup, fixing one’s hair in the rearview mirror, drinking or eating while driving, or checking on children in the back seat.
The dangers of engaging in these and other activities while driving are obvious. For example, whenever someone sends a text while driving, they take their eyes off of the road for roughly five seconds.
A lot can happen in that time frame. The driver could run a red light, swerve into oncoming traffic, drive up onto a busy sidewalk, or hit a pedestrian crossing the street.
Proving Distracted Driving
Since Connecticut law prohibits all motorists from engaging in any activity not related to the actual operation of their motor vehicle and that interferes with its safe operation, most drivers won’t willingly admit to being distracted at the time an accident occurred. But our skilled New Haven distracted driving attorneys can help you prove that the defendant was not focused on the road at the time of the accident.
There are several ways to prove that a driver was distracted at the time of an accident, the most common being:
- Eyewitness testimony;
- Statements inadvertently made by the driver admitting to having been distracted;
- Evidence of distracted driving found by the police and cited in the police report;
- The driver’s cell phone records;
- Partially eaten food, or makeup tossed around inside the vehicle or on the road; and
- Other physical evidence found at the scene of the accident
It is also possible that the accident and the events leading up to it, were captured by a nearby store surveillance camera or a dashcam in one of the vehicles involved, or nearby. This footage may show that the driver was not paying attention to the road just before the crash.
Contact Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver in Connecticut, don’t delay.
Call Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante for free consultation with one of our skilled New Haven car accident attorneys. Call 203-800-7343, toll-free at 888-692-7403.
Alternatively, you can send us a message via our contact form day or night, 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, 365 days a year. Just leave us your contact details and some basic information about your accident, and we will get back to you right away.