Grand Junction Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Investigating the Negligence of Distracted Drivers After an Accident
Despite laws and campaigns to put an end to distracted driving, accidents occur regularly due to the easily distracted habits of other drivers. Whether the cause of the crash involved texting or checking social media, you need an experienced legal team to hold the other side accountable for your injuries.
At Doehling Law in Grand junction, our distracted driving accident attorneys have over four decades of combined experience in fighting for the rights of injured passengers and drivers across the Western Slope communities. We thoroughly investigate what led to your injuries to recover the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve.
Receive the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries—contact Doehling Law today!
The Three Main Causes of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can take many forms, including texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, adjusting your GPS or radio, and talking with other passengers. Yet, all these events have three things in common.
The three main aspects of distracted driving are:
- Manual: This involves removing your hands from the steering wheel, such as to change the radio channel.
- Visual: This involves taking your eyes off the road, such as to look at a passenger.
- Cognitive: This involves focusing your attention elsewhere other than driving, such as thinking about something frustrating that happened at work.
As texting while driving includes all three criteria, it can often lead to the most serious accidents and injuries. However, any sort of activity that prevents drivers from giving their full attention to the task at hand can be determined as a distraction.
When Multiple Drivers Are At Fault
When you suffer an injury caused by a distracted driver, but believe you were partially at fault, we can anticipate how Colorado's comparative negligence laws may apply to your case. These laws dictate that the damages available to an injured party may be diminished according to the percentage they were at fault. For example, if you were 10% at fault and the available damages amount to $100,000, you may only receive $90,000.
Insurance companies immediately begin an investigation to determine the liability of all parties after any auto accident. As insurance companies often look out for their bottom line, we will also investigate. With experienced investigators on our team and insight into how insurance companies approach such cases, we fight to assert the liability of other parties and to pursue the damages you are rightfully due.
Get an experienced legal advocate on your side. Schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices across Colorado, including in Montrose, Grand Junction, and Aspen. We operate on a contingency fee basis meaning if we do not recover damages for you, you will not pay us a cent.