A distracted driver can cause a lifetime of harm by removing their eyes from the road for a few seconds. If your painful injuries are the result of a distracted driver, you may want to pursue compensation for your damages.
A personal injury claim and lawsuit are a complex process. A Tampa distracted driving accident lawyer can help you by providing you with legal representation.
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we cover our costs upfront and only collect our fee if we win your case. If a distracted driver injured you or resulted in other losses, call us for a free case evaluation at (813) 879-3719.
Distracted Driving and Liability for Your Accident Injuries
Distracted driving is a known danger that many drivers fear, yet engage in themselves. One dangerous type of distracted driving is that of texting while driving.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that sending or reading a text at 55 miles per hour requires taking your eyes off the road for five seconds. This is enough time to cover the length of a football field, according to the CDC.
Florida drivers are not immune to distraction. Data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) shows that more than 200 people died and 3,100 were seriously injured due to distracted driving crashes in 2018.
Distraction can involve a variety of behaviors—not just texting. Other types of distraction include:
- Eating or drinking
- Reaching for items
- Programming devices
- Applying makeup
All drivers have a responsibility to maintain control of their vehicle. This requires:
- Keeping their eyes on the road
- Keeping their hands on the wheel
- Keeping their mind on driving
If the driver responsible for your crash drove distracted, hold them accountable for their reckless actions. They—not you—should pay for your medical expenses and other damages.
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How We Can Help You
As personal injury lawyers, we strive to help accident victims achieve fair compensation for their injuries. One way we do this is by protecting you from aggressive insurance companies.
An initial offer from an insurance company may seem too good to be true when you are recovering from the accident. The offer they make to you is most likely a large amount to you, but it will likely not be enough to cover your future medical needs.
If you accept the offer, you may not pursue civil action later. This can leave you without the money you need for the care you require.
A Tampa distracted driving accident lawyer from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. If we are unable to settle your case out of court, we are ready to proceed to trial.
Never try to negotiate with an insurance company alone. Leave the negotiating to a professional lawyer and concentrate on your rest and recovery. If an insurance company wants to speak with you, refer them to your lawyer. This protects you from saying the wrong thing and from accepting less than you deserve.
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Wrongful Death Suits Can Result in Compensation
The data from the FLHSMV demonstrates how deadly distracted driving is throughout the state. The fatalities that occurred in 2018 were probably preventable, had the distracted driver paid attention to the road.
If you lost a close loved one due to a distracted driver, you may be eligible for a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
Why You Must Act Quickly to File a Lawsuit
The Florida statute of limitations (Florida Statutes § 95.11) plays an important role in civil cases. The law refers to the amount of time allowed for filing a civil lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you do not get a second chance to file your case.
You generally have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. This sounds like an extreme amount of time. However, it can pass very quickly. A civil case takes time, due to collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, reviewing police reports, and other tasks necessary for building your case.
If you wish to pursue compensation for your damages, you must take immediate steps for securing legal representation. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers is ready to begin work on your possible case today. To learn more, call for your free case evaluation now at (813) 879-3719.
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Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Is Here for You
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we believe in delivering legal representation that is personable and relatable. We want our clients to feel comfortable discussing their case with us.
Our team realizes how traumatizing a serious car accident is for some accident victims. This is why we take our time getting to know you, so that we can build a strong case for compensation.
The injuries you experience may differ from another distracted driver crash. The same is true for personal injury claims and lawsuits. The amount of compensation available is dependent upon the details of your specific accident.
Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation Today
A free case evaluation leaves you nothing to lose regarding a possible civil case. If we decide to move forward on your behalf, a Tampa distracted driving accident lawyer can lead the way, ensuring that you receive communication from us regarding your case.
A distracted driver may think they can multitask behind the wheel. The fact is that doing so places others at risk for serious harm when they do so. When a major accident results in serious injuries for you or causes the death of a loved one, do something.
Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers now for your free case evaluation at (813) 879-3719.