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Phoenix Distracted Driving Lawyer

Distracted driving has become an epidemic on roadways across the country, and Phoenix is no exception. In a bustling city filled with commuters, tourists, and heavy seasonal traffic, the risk of accidents due to distractions can be particularly high.

As experienced Phoenix distracted driving lawyers, we understand how risky behaviors behind the wheel can compromise safety, endangering drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and anyone else on the road. If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact us today to speak with a Phoenix distracted driving lawyer.

Phoenix Distracted Driving Attorney

Why Hire Hastings & Hastings For Your Distracted Driving Case?

Seeking experienced and knowledgeable legal representation is critical when you’re involved in a distracted driving case. Here’s why we stand out as the right choice for your case:

  • We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our proven track record showcases our commitment to obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements, reflecting the true value of our clients’ cases.
  • We offer a free initial consultation, and it is always with an experienced and licensed personal injury attorney. You start off on the right foot with direct access to qualified advice from a trained professional without any cost or obligation rather than speaking with an assistant or a paralegal.
  • We have more than 4 decades of legal experience. This has given us an in-depth understanding of personal injury law, allowing us to fight for what you truly deserve.

With our extensive experience and client-centered approach, we navigate the complexities of your case while you focus on recovery. Contact Hastings & Hastings today for help.

How an Attorney Can Help You With a Distracted Driving Case

When you’re facing the aftermath of a distracted driving accident, an experienced attorney can help protect your rights and guide you through the legal process. Here’s how they can do this: 

  • A lawyer provides legal advice regarding your rights and options as an accident victim, giving you an idea of what you may be entitled to going forward.
  • They will help you gather evidence to build a strong case that demonstrates the other party’s negligence, including medical records, eyewitness statements, and accident reports.
  • An attorney assists in accurately estimating the full extent of your damages – from medical expenses to lost wages and pain and suffering – to ensure you’re seeking appropriate compensation.

Dealing with a distracted driving accident case doesn’t have to be challenging and done alone – with a dedicated attorney by your side, you can focus on your recovery while they focus on the legal aspects of the case.

Potential Liability in a Distracted Driving Case

In a distracted driving case, identifying all potential parties who may be liable for the accident must be done so you can get the compensation you need from the appropriate individuals. Here are the primary parties to consider when trying to determine liability:

Distracted Driver

The primary source of liability typically lies with the driver whose distraction caused the accident. Texting, eating, or using a navigation system are all unfortunately common actions that pull a driver’s attention away from safely operating their vehicle and lead to them being held responsible for an accident.

Employer of the Distracted Driver

If distracted driving occurred in the course and scope of employment (like a delivery person scanning receipts or looking at maps while driving), that individual’s employer might also be liable under vicarious liability laws.

Victim Could Share Partial Liability

In some cases, the victim might also bear a portion of the liability for an accident. Arizona follows a legal doctrine known as pure comparative negligence. This means that if your case goes to trial, any compensation awarded will be reduced based on your percentage of fault in contributing to the accident.

2-2505. Comparative negligence; definition

  1. The defense of contributory negligence or of assumption of risk is in all cases a question of fact and shall at all times be left to the jury. If the jury applies either defense, the claimant’s action is not barred, but the full damages shall be reduced in proportion to the relative degree of the claimant’s fault which is a proximate cause of the injury or death, if any

For instance, if you were found 10% at fault for not using your turn signal and another party was found 90% responsible for running a red light while speeding, your damages would be reduced by 10%.

Product Manufacturer

If it is found that a defect in the vehicle or one of its components contributed to the accident, such as faulty brakes, defective tires, or issues with steering mechanisms, the manufacturer of those products could potentially be held liable. Under product liability law, companies are responsible for ensuring their products do not pose unnecessary risk when used as intended.

While this is not an exhaustive list of potential sources of liability in a distracted driving case, this is a good overview. A Phoenix car accident lawyer can ultimately help you make this determination.

Compensation You Can Recover in a Phoenix Distracted Driving Case

In the wake of a Phoenix distracted driving case, you may be entitled to receive compensation for a variety of damages resulting from the accident. Here’s what you can potentially recover:

Medical Costs: This includes immediate and long-term expenses – from emergency services and hospitalization to rehabilitation and ongoing care.

Lost Income: If your injuries have led to missed work or diminished earning capacity, you can claim lost wages.

Property Damage: You’ll likely be able to seek compensation for repairs or replacement if your vehicle was damaged in the accident caused by a distracted driver.

Pain and Suffering: These non-economic damages cover physical pain as well as emotional distress coming from the collision.

Loss of Quality of Life: If your injuries from the accident result in a lasting disability or chronic pain that alters your ability to enjoy life as you did before, compensation for this loss may be available.

Punitive Damages: In instances where the distracted driving behavior was particularly egregious, you might also be awarded punitive damages intended to punish the defendant for their behavior and deter future negligence.

Navigating the financial and emotional toll of a distracted driving incident can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. Contact Hastings & Hastings for help determining what you may be entitled to.

Contact Hastings & Hastings To Schedule a Free Consultation

If you’ve been impacted by a distracted driving accident in Phoenix, your first step towards justice is just a phone call away. Contact Hastings & Hastings now to schedule your free consultation and let our experienced professionals guide you through the process of determining fault and seeking rightful compensation for your losses.