Distracted Driving Accidents

Jackson Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Championing JusticeĀ in Jackson, MS, and Atlanta, GA

Drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel are a danger to everyone on the roads. Distracted driving accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be able to recover compensation.

At Hawkins Law PC, we are committed to helping victims of distracted driving accidents get the compensation they deserve. Our team of attorneys is prepared to fight for you and your rights.

Our firm has handled hundreds of cases involving distracted driving and other motor vehicle accidents. We know how to effectively present your case in court and negotiate the best possible outcome. If negotiations fail, we are prepared to take your case to trial. Our attorneys have the skills and resources to effectively represent you in court and win.

Call (601) 258-8330 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

What Is Considered "Distracted Driving?"

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver's attention away from the road. Common causes of distracted driving accidents include:

  • Texting and driving
  • Talking on the phone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Reading a map
  • Using a navigation system
  • Grooming
  • Using a video or computer game
  • Using a touchscreen

In some cases, drivers become distracted by a passenger in the vehicle or by a child in the backseat. Other drivers become distracted by a pet in the vehicle.

In all cases of distracted driving, the driver's attention is diverted from the road. This causes a lapse in attention that can lead to an accident. In some cases, the driver may not even realize they are distracted until it is too late.

Serious Injuries from Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. Here are some of the injuries our firm has helped clients recover compensation for after being involved in a distracted driving accident:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Road rash
  • Disfigurement

Who Can Be Held Liable?

The driver engaged in distracting activities is typically held liable for a distracted driving accident. However, others may also be held responsible, depending on the circumstances, such as employers of drivers who were working at the time of the accident or manufacturers of faulty devices that contributed to the distraction.

Recovering Compensation after a Distracted Driving Accident

A seasoned distracted driving attorney from Hawkins Law PC provides invaluable assistance to victims:

  • Thorough Investigation: We conduct a detailed examination of the accident, gathering evidence to establish distracted driving and fortify your case.

  • Medical Consultation: Collaborating with medical experts to assess injuries and project future medical needs, strengthening your claim.

  • Legal Guidance: Navigating complex legal processes, ensuring accurate and timely filing of paperwork, and adhering to statutes of limitations.

  • Negotiation Skills: Advocating for your rights during negotiations with insurance companies, striving to secure fair compensation.

  • Litigation Support: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court, providing staunch representation.

Choose Hawkins Law PC

At Hawkins Law PC, we understand the profound impact a distracted driving accident can have on your life. We offer compassionate, personalized legal representation, tailored to your unique situation. Our deep understanding of distracted driving laws and our proven track record in negotiation and litigation make us the ideal choice to represent you.

Don't let a distracted driving accident leave you burdened with medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.

To learn more about your legal options after an accident caused by a distracted driver, call (601) 258-8330 or contact us online.

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