The past couple of posts on our blog have discussed teen drivers, including Connecticut’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) program for beginning drivers and the prevalence of cellphone use while driving among teens.
While officials and parents are doing their best to keep teens safe on the roads, the reality is that distracted teens (and older drivers) cause car accidents in Connecticut and the rest of the country each and every day.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a distracted driver, it’s important to know what steps to take next.
Because Connecticut bans all drivers from using handheld cellphones while behind the wheel, it may be possible to pursue a negligence claim against a driver who causes a serious accident while violating the cellphone law.
The first step, after seeking medical treatment, is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will gather facts and evidence on your case. The attorney will dig up as much information as possible so that you can demand a fair settlement from the other driver and insurance company.
If the insurance company refuses to give you the settlement you deserve, it is possible that your case could go to trial. The goal of going to trial is to make sure that your family will be taken care of financially despite being involved in a car accident with a distracted driver.
For more information on car accidents caused by distracted driving, please visit our New Haven texting accident attorneys page.