The most dangerous thing most people ever do is get behind the wheel of a car. Nationwide, auto collisions are the leading cause of death for younger adults and kids.1 According to NHTSA, there are over 5.5 million reported auto crashes each year. These crashes kill over 30,000 people each year, and injure more than 2 million. On average, 90 people a day die in auto collisions – one every 16 minutes.2
Distracted driving is now a serious threat to our safety. At any given moment, approximately 660,000 U.S. drivers are using cell phones.3 Further, drivers who use cell phones are three times as likely to cause a collision. Texting while driving is now the leading cause of death for teen drivers.4
Given the alarming rate of injury and death on our highways, it is imperative to practice safe driving habits. Always wear your seatbelt – nationally, seat belts save over 12,000 lives per year. Avoid texting or distracted driving – texting/distracted driving kills almost 10 people per day and injures more than 1,100 people per day.5How Our Firm Can Help
We have seen the devastation and injury caused by distracted and careless driving. When we accept your case, we take away your legal worries and anxiety. Our legal team takes quick action to preserve the evidence needed to prove your case — and alleviate some of your stress and worry. For instance, we take care of all communications with the insurance companies or defendants, send certified letters requiring important evidence to be saved, and obtain cell phone bills and records. We have experts trained in accident reconstruction who can inspect the vehicles, measure and record the accident scene, and download the “black box” information now found in most U.S. vehicles. (Click here for more info on “black boxes.”)
Many times, mysterious collisions can be explained simply by a driver being focused on a cell phone rather than on the road ahead of him. Further, it is important to identify who an at fault driver calls or texts immediately after the collision. Generally, the at fault driver will contact someone they trust and confess accurate details about the cause of the collision.
With so many people involved in distracted driving from the use of cell phones and other technology, and with “onboard event data recorders” (black boxes) in most vehicles, you need a law firm experienced in obtaining and interpreting the electronic information needed to prove your case. Technology plays a huge role in proving who may be at fault in a motor vehicle collision.
Finding insurance policies to pay your claim can be difficult. Many times, an injured victim must “stack” insurance policies together to provide enough money to pay for all the losses. This process can be complex and confusing.
We can help. Our firm knows how to uncover all available insurance. For instance, in many cases the defendant will only disclose the initial liability policy — and try to “hide” the additional umbrella policy that “floats” above the first policy. Also, auto collisions may involve multiple “uninsured motorist policies” that can be “stacked” to maximize the amount of money to pay your losses. Timely notice may be required to unlock these additional insurance policies. When we take your case, we also take away any worries that the insurance company will try to trick you or play games with the amount of insurance money available to pay for your losses.
We handle a low volume of high quality cases. We spend time getting to know our clients and their families. In sum, Mr. Tim Hall and our trial team are completely devoted to helping you recover from your losses. For a free, no obligation meeting about your case, give us call. We would love to hear your story.
1 Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (2015). Leading Causes of Death. www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/leading_causes_death.html
2 National Center for Statistics and Analysis (2015, July). Overview: 2013 Data (Traffic Safety Facts. Report Number DOTHS812169). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.