You or a loved one have been injured in a distracted driving accident, and you need the help of a Greenville car accident attorney. Failing to focus on the road while driving could lead to a devastating injury crash. Victims could be forced to deal with significant injuries, extensive treatment and rehabilitation, lost income from not being able to work, and ongoing mental and emotional pain. The financial and emotional toll these accidents can take could be wide-ranging, affecting not only the victims of distracted driving accidents but their families as well.
If a distracted driver is responsible for your injuries, they should be held accountable for their carelessness. Hammack Law Firm can help if you suffered severe or catastrophic injuries as a result of a distracted driver in the Greenville area.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys will review all the details of the crash and build a strong case for compensation. Your lawyer will first seek a settlement that takes into account all of your current and future costs associated with the crash. If the person’s insurance company refuses to offer you fair compensation, you could file a lawsuit, and your attorney will fight for damages in court.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a Distracted Driving Accident?
When you are in a car accident, including one caused by a distracted driver, properly gathered evidence from the crash will be the key to getting the compensation you deserve from the injuries (or death), pain, and suffering that you and your family are experiencing.
To obtain the evidence needed to prove your injury claim, you need to know what questions to ask and where to look. The truck driver and the trucking company might try to conceal or destroy any evidence of negligence or wrongdoing, and it is crucial to secure it before it is gone. This is where a lawyer with experience handling distracted driving claims can help you. Our attorneys will take swift and decisive action to investigate the crash, identify and secure evidence, and build a persuasive case on your behalf.
A significant hurdle in many distracted driving cases is trying to negotiate a fair settlement with insurance companies. While the insurance adjusters may seem very friendly and sympathetic to your situation, their job is to ensure that the company pays as little as possible for any injury claims.
You’ll want to have a skilled attorney on your side to handle any settlement negotiations with insurance companies. Most insurance companies are aware that individuals without legal training and experience don’t know what’s involved in negotiating a fair and just car accident settlement. They count on claimants to be unaware of the process and willing to accept anything they offer. Or, they hope that the victim will be desperate for a payout and ready to take a lowball settlement offer.
Victims of distracted driving accidents are often willing to accept a quick settlement to get the money they desperately need to pay for mounting medical bills and other expenses. Unfortunately, many don’t realize that the settlement is final. They might find out later that they are not eligible for any more compensation once the settlement money runs out. From that point on, any expenses associated with the crash will have to come out of their own pocket.
Make sure you have an experienced truck accident attorney in your corner to protect your rights and to make sure that you receive fair compensation for all the effects of the distracted driving accident you were involved in.
How Can Hammack Law Firm Help Me?
Paul Hammack founded Hammack Law Firm to help injured victims in Greenville get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Paul has extensive litigation experience, which means that he has the skills to ensure that you get the maximum financial settlement or verdict for your distracted driving accident injuries and other damages. Hammack Law Firm will aggressively and diligently advocate for you so that you get the justice you deserve.
Our lawyers have been recognized by the most prestigious legal ranking services, including the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Avvo, Lawyers.com, Justia, Nolo, and Martindale-Hubbell, and we have excellent reviews on both Facebook and Yelp.
These commendations offer a wide range of merit-based ratings, spanning from information gathered from other lawyers, success in settlements and verdicts, and real client experiences. We encourage you to discover the quality of our work for yourself by scheduling a free case evaluation with us, and see what our previous clients have had to say about working with us:
“Paul Hammack and his staff brought their “A-Game” in representing me with an accident I had at no fault of my own. They patiently worked on my case for several years until I was recovered and always kept me up to date on its status. The entire staff was helpful and kind to me. Although Paul had many cases, I’m sure, he always made me feel that mine was the most important with the attention he gave. These folks are highly recommended.”
“These people actually care for the people they represent.They won’t take more than their client gets. I highly recommend this amazing law firm. They treat their people right. If you want great lawyers that actually care, then these are the best.”
At Hammack Law Firm, you will find a very different experience from the big firms that make their money off of their sheer volume of cases. Although our Greenville firm is small, all of our attorneys have years of big firm experience, which includes work on the other side of the table with the biggest insurance companies.
This means that we have a unique depth of knowledge and experience that can help us win your distracted driving accident case. However, you need to know that we treat our clients with a very personalized approach that keeps you informed and feeling confident throughout your case.
We are always available to answer questions about your case, and while we staunchly represent your interests, we will always treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve.
Distracted Driving Explained
Distracted driving is classified as any action that takes a driver’s attention away from driving. Distractions endanger other drivers and passengers riding with them, pedestrians, passengers in the distracted driver’s vehicle, and even the distracted driver themselves.
Today’s most frequent distraction is smartphone usage while driving, but there are other types of distractions as well, including:
- Eating and drinking
- Changing the stereo
- Using navigation devices or apps
- Talking on the phone (even in hands-free mode)
Distracted driving is entirely preventable, but devastating accidents are caused by distracted drivers every day. If you are the victim of a crash caused by a distracted truck driver, you deserve compensation for your injuries and other damages that you have suffered. At Hammack Law Firm, you can get the help you need to take legal action against the parties responsible for harming you.
Distracted Driving Types
Distracted driving infractions can be categorized into three main areas:
- Visual Distractions: These are any types of distractions that occur within the driver’s line of sight and cause them to shift their attention away from the road.
- Manual Distractions: These distractions are any situations requiring a driver to move their hands away from safely operating their vehicle. This means their hands are not on the steering wheel, the gear shifter (for trucks with manual transmissions), lights, windshield wipers, or other critical driving operations.
Manual distractions often include texting, talking on the phone, using social media, adjusting the stereo, using GPS systems or navigation apps, or other common distractions within the truck’s cabin.
- Cognitive Distractions: Daydreaming, fatigue, stress, or listening to music are all examples of cognitive distractions. While these are more difficult to identify in some cases, they are still quite dangerous and could directly lead to a severe injury or fatal crash.
No matter how or why the driver was distracted, there is never an excuse for hurting innocent drivers, passengers, cyclists, pedestrians, or anyone else. An experienced truck accident attorney will make sure that the driver, their employer, and any other potentially-liable party is held accountable.
Distracted Driving Injuries
The injuries caused by distracted driving accidents can be severe and even life-threatening. Distracted driving accident injuries can include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Sprains and Strains
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Ligament Damage
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Wrongful Death
Distracted driving accidents can cause any of these injuries and many more. If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, contact Hammack Law Firm to find out how we can help you. We will seek full and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, repairs (or replacement) of your vehicle and other damages.
Call Hammack Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation
Any type of car accident is devastating, but distracted driving accidents are some of the most challenging to accept and cope with. Victims have a right to be angry and demand answers, mainly because the crash could have been prevented entirely if the driver had been paying proper attention to the road.
The skilled 18-wheeler accident lawyers of Hammack Law Firm can help you get the compensation you’re owed. Our goal will be to recover the money you need to rebuild your life and move on from the crash. Schedule your free, 100% confidential consultation with one of our lawyers by calling (864) 326-3333 or reaching out to us online.