A Lawyer That Handles Distracted Driving Accidents
Athens, TX car wreck attorney Jeff Weinstein can help you
Most people know that driving while distracted is dangerous. But many drivers still do it every day. And the result is often a serious car accident that leaves people hurt. Recovering financial compensation after a distracted driving accident can be difficult. Athens distracted driving accident attorney Jeff Weinstein of Weinstein Law fights for the rights of the injured.
Some drivers think that distracted driving is not that big a deal, because drivers only take their eyes off the road for a few seconds. But that is more than enough time for them to not notice another car pulling out onto to the road, or a car in front of them coming to a stop. And by the time they do notice, it's too late to avoid a crash.
Activities that can leave drivers distracted include:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cell phone
- Talking to passengers
- Eating or drinking
- Adjusting dashboard controls
- Setting a GPS
A distracted driving accident can happen on a state highway, country road, or a street in a city or town. If a distracted driver caused the crash that left you hurt, they are responsible for what happened. You might think that the insurance company will see that and pay you the financial compensation you deserve, right?
Unfortunately, it's usually not that simple. Distracted drivers often don't take responsibility for their own negligence. Often, they'll say they didn't do anything wrong. They'll say they don't know what happened. They may even say the accident must have been your fault.
And insurance companies are fine with that, because they don't really want to pay you financial compensation, anyway. They are mostly focused on protecting their profits. And to keep their profits high, they need to keep their payouts low. They may question how hurt you really are. Or they may also claim you were at fault to try to avoid paying you anything.
If you're in a car wreck, we can help
Attorney Jeff Weinstein knows the tricks insurance companies use to avoid paying injury victims. That's why he gets right to work by investigating your crash. His legal team gathers evidence. Jeff reviews accident reports, medical records and other documentation. He interviews witnesses. He may consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Jeff builds a strong case that proves the other driver was distracted and responsible for the accident. This often convinces insurance companies it is in their best interests to negotiate a settlement. But if they think Jeff is willing to accept a lowball offer that helps them save money, they're wrong.
Any resolution of your case has to be one that meets your needs. This includes financial compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your crash. It includes compensation for any lost wages. You may also be able to collect other damages, such as pain and suffering. If the insurance company won't settle, Jeff is ready to fight for you in court.
Your case may take time to resolve. But Jeff will keep you informed every step of the way. And if you ever have a question or concern, all you have to do is call him. That doesn't mean leaving a message with a receptionist and waiting for him to return your call in a day or two. All our clients get Jeff's personal cell phone number and can reach him anytime, right away.
Learn more about how a distracted driving accident lawyer can help you. Contact us online for a free consultation. Jeff is ready to work for you.