November 15, 2019

Milwaukee Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer

You can hold a distracted driver financially responsible for your injuries and other damages by working with a Milwaukee distracted driving car accident lawyer.

Distracted driving is an ever-increasing problem throughout the country, and Milwaukee is no exception. Every day people are killed because someone else was texting, eating breakfast, or simply fiddling with a radio. If you have been injured in a car crash, odds are good that the at-fault driver was distracted somehow, and you deserve to be monetarily compensated for any expenses or losses you face.

The first thing you want to do—before ever making a statement to an insurance company or anyone else—is speak with a Milwaukee distracted driving car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg. Together, we can determine the value of your case and the strength of the evidence in your favor.

Types of Distractions While Behind the Wheel

Car accidents are brutal affairs, and the injuries they inflict can range from simple broken bones to death. One thing many have in common is a distracted driver, and that distraction comes in one of three main types:

  • Taking one’s eyes off the road
  • Taking one’s hands off the wheel
  • Simply not thinking about one’s driving

Some specific distractions, like texting, are extremely dangerous because they include all three of these types (looking at a phone, hand on a phone, thinking about a conversation) while others might have just one element. These are just a few examples of common distractions:

  • Using a cell phone or other digital device
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming or applying makeup
  • Using a navigation system such as a GPS device or app
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Proving that the driver was distracted can be difficult, but a good personal injury attorney can investigate and find the necessary evidence. For example, it could be possible to prove cell phone use through phone records, food containers might prove that the driver was driving while eating, and digital records could show that the navigation system was accessed right before the impact.

Act Quickly to Pursue a Distracted Driving Crash Claim

No matter what type of injuries you have or how minor they might seem at the present time, you need to begin the process of filing a claim immediately. This is because the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Wisconsin is three years, and doing so will encourage the insurance companies to negotiate honestly, hopefully preventing them from trying to lowball their settlement offer to you.

You’ll also want your lawyer to be allowed access to the scene of the crash as soon as possible to get the freshest eyewitness accounts and any available evidence.

Compensation for an Auto Wreck

Your compensation should include every expense and any non-economic losses. Depending on the circumstances, the amount you are eligible for can vary widely. You can claim any of the items listed below if they apply to your case:

  • Immediate and ongoing medical expenses
  • Current and future lost income
  • Disability accommodations made to your home, vehicle, or work areas
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages can be awarded if the distraction constitutes egregious negligence

Speak with a Milwaukee Distracted Driving Auto Wreck Attorney

If you were hit by a distracted driver, you need to hold them accountable. Before you do anything else, you should sit down with a Milwaukee distracted driving car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg to determine how to proceed with your claim.

Call us as soon as you can at 414-271-7007 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Alternatively, you can also complete the form on this page to set a time for us to contact you later.