As officials in California focus on reducing distracted driving this month, we want to remind the victims of distracted drivers that seeking legal guidance—even to ask questions—can be a both a big help and a big relief if you have been injured. Drivers often deny they were driving distracted, and their insurance companies may try to put some of the blame on you, the victim, to reduce the settlement you receive.
Distracted Driving Injuries Are Often Severe
Because the driver is not paying attention, distracted driving accidents in Orange County often result in very severe injuries for the victims. Distracted drivers are unlikely to be paying attention to other drivers or pedestrians. While an attentive driver might spot a potential hazard and slow down or stop, drivers who are not paying attention often make impact without even slowing down.
For the victim—whether behind the wheel or on foot—these accidents can result in crippling or fatal injuries that require expensive medical treatment. Many times, victims experience severe scarring, long-term therapy, or disability for many years following the accident. This is part of the reason why it’s so important to seek legal guidance after a serious car accident injury.
How Can an Orange County Accident Attorney Help after a Distracted Driving Accident?
Working with an experienced attorney means having someone on your side who is familiar with personal injury law in California and understands exactly how the claims process works. While you focus on healing, an OC accident lawyer can:
- Investigate the accident
- Gather evidence
- Speak with witnesses
- Guide you through the decisions that must be made
- Build a strong argument in your favor
- Support you throughout the personal injury claim process
- Handle all of the details, calls, and paperwork for you
- Make sure you receive a settlement that fully covers the costs of your ongoing treatment
Even if you’re not sure if you want to pursue a claim, a free initial consultation with an attorney can help you make informed decisions about how to proceed after you’ve been injured by a distracted driver.
Unfortunately, many innocent victims are injured by careless and distracted drivers each year. If you have questions after being injured in a distracted driving accident in Orange County and want to meet with an OC accident lawyer today, please reach out to Russell & Lazarus at 1-(949) 851-0222.