Have You Been Injured By A Driver Distracted By Cellphone Use?
Despite strong indicators to the contrary, many drivers continue to believe that it is safe to use cellphones while driving. Sadly, the growing number of accidents caused by cellphone use is compelling evidence against this belief.
Attorney James L. Finegan can help drivers who were injured in accidents caused by another driver using a cellphone, and he will advocate for compensation while protecting your rights and seeking the best results possible.
Investigating Your Auto Accident Thoroughly
Individuals injured in cellphone-related accidents can rely on Mr. Finegan to investigate the incident fully. This includes obtaining the phone records of the other driver to verify that he or she was using a cellphone at the time of the accident.
In addition, Attorney James L. Finegan works with experts and specialists to document the accident closely and determine precisely how the accident and injuries have affected your life. These and other investigative strategies allow Mr. Finegan to build you a strong case.
Cellphone Use: Increasingly Dangerous
Cellphone enhancements such as internet access only increase a driver’s chances of causing an accident. Typing into a search field requires the user to pay attention to the device and the search, rather than the road and other drivers. Unlike the early days of cellphones, most plans today offer unlimited texting at reasonable prices. Teenagers are well-connected to their mobile devices, which is one reason why drivers under 18 have high penalties for using a cellphone while driving.
Causes Of Accidents
One of the largest problems with cellphone use while driving is texting. In 2009, it became illegal to text or email while driving in Colorado.
If Attorney James L. Finegan can show that the other driver was using his or her phone, in the middle of a text or web search or otherwise using his or her device, it could strengthen your case significantly. Other phone-related causes could include:
- Looking up numbers
- Reaching for ringing cellphone
- Retrieving a dropped cellphone
- Replacing cellphone cover
Accidents caused by cellphone use can involve all types of vehicles — automobiles, semitrucks and motorcycles. Pedestrians can also be injured when a distracted driver fails to stop at a light or stop sign or swerves onto the shoulder or sidewalk. Our Lakewood cellphone accident lawyer James L. Finegan will evaluate your accident thoroughly and determine whether you have a case.
Get Them To Stop Texting
Distracted drivers, if not held accountable, will not stop their destructive driving practices. Get the compensation you deserve and hold them responsible for dangerous use of their mobile device while driving. Call 303-586-2961 or toll-free at 877-834-4609 to discuss your case or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Lakewood office.