New Orleans Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Get the attorney focused on winning your claim – John S. Williams
Drivers need to focus on what’s happening around them at all times when they’re on the road. They need to pay attention to other drivers, changing road conditions, pedestrians and everything else going on around them. Unfortunately, some drivers don’t always pay attention. Even if it’s just for a few seconds, a distracted driver can cause a serious car accident.
Did a distracted driver cause your car crash? Do you need surgery or other medical care? Are your accident expenses and other bills adding up fast? You don’t deserve to suffer. You deserve justice. If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident in Louisiana, contact The Law Offices of John S. Williams. New Orleans car accident lawyer John S. Williams has more than 15 years of experience handling these types of car accidents and other, tough legal cases.
Attorney Williams stays focused on winning when handling cases. He knows what evidence to search for when investigating distracted driving crashes. He understands how the legal system works. You can count on attorney Williams to demand the compensation you deserve, whether it’s negotiating a settlement offer or fighting for a jury verdict in the courtroom.
What is distracted driving?
Distracted driving refers to any accident caused by a driver not paying attention at the time of the crash. In general, distracted driving accidents are classified according to four different types of distractions:
- Visual distractions – Anything that takes the driver’s eyes off the road. Visual distractions can include reading a text, looking at a road map or turning around to look at kids in the backseat.
- Auditory Distractions – Any noises or sounds that distract the driver. Auditory distractions can include listening to a voicemail message while driving, listening to a strange engine noise or a baby crying in the backseat.
- Manual Distractions – Any activity that requires the driver to take their hands off the steering wheel. Manual distractions can include the driver taking their hands off the wheel to eat a sandwich, change a radio station or check a GPS for directions.
- Cognitive Distractions – Any activity that causes a driver to think about something other than driving. Cognitive distractions can be talking a cellphone, listening to driving directions or listening to the news on the radio.
Whatever the cause of your distracted driving accident, an experienced attorney can thoroughly investigate your case and find the facts you need to hold the driver accountable for their actions.
What are the most common types of distracted driving accidents?
There are many different types of distracted driving accidents, but some crashes are more common than others. Some of the most common causes of distracted driving accidents include:
- Texting while driving (including reading, writing or sending a text)
- Talking on a cellphone while driving
- Looking up directions while driving
- Eating while driving
- Adjusting the radio while driving
Each distracted driving accident is unique. No two are ever exactly alike. That’s why it’s critical that you have an accident attorney who can find out exactly what happened and serve as your advocate for justice after your crash.
How much is my claim worth?
The circumstances surrounding each distracted driving accident are different. As a result, the value of each accident claim can vary widely depending on several different factors, including the severity of your injuries and how much time you need to fully recover. Your attorney should know how to take these factors into consideration and accurately estimate how much your claim is worth.
The bottom line is you should be financially compensated for all your accident-related expenses, immediately after your accident and in the future, as well, including:
- Medical bills for your injuries, now and in the future
- Car repair or replacement costs
- Replacement income during your recovery
- Future income, if you cannot return to work
All of these expenses can quickly add up to thousands or millions of dollars. You deserve every single penny. You shouldn’t have to pay for a distracted driver’s reckless behavior. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.
How can a lawyer help me with my case?
There are many different ways your attorney can help you after your distracted driving accident, including:
- Find the evidence you need to prove that the at-fault driver was distracted.
- Verify the accuracy of the official police report for your accident. If there are any errors, your attorney can request to have the official record changed to reflect the truth.
- Consult with accident reconstruction experts, if necessary.
- Negotiate a settlement offer with the distracted driver’s insurance company.
- If necessary, file a car accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
- Represent you in court if your distracted driving accident case goes to trial
Each one of these steps requires extensive experience, skill and knowledge of the legal system. New Orleans accident attorney John S. Williams possesses all of these attributes, along with the passion and the drive to win your case. Read his testimonials. Review his case results. New Orleans residents trust John S. Williams to fight for them when they need his help the most.
Get the law firm you can trust to fight for you. Contact us.
Don’t wait to take legal action after your distracted driving crash. You only have a limited time – one year in Louisiana, to be exact – to file a lawsuit or take any other legal action. If you miss that deadline, you could miss out on your only opportunity to obtain all the compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses.
Put your trust in a lawyer who puts your needs first. Contact our New Orleans law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today. Accident attorney John S. Williams can meet with you, answer your questions and explain your legal options. We’re focused on winning your distracted driving case.