"Injured by a distracted driver?”
Drivers should focus on driving only while behind the wheel, but unfortunately too many drivers attempt to do other things while driving that distract them from safe driving. There has been a rise in Pittsburgh distracted driver accidents in recent years. Distracted driving goes far beyond texting and driving and can include but not limited to the following.
Applying makeup while driving
Eating food while driving
Cleaning up the car while driving
Using mobile phones while driving
Texting while driving
Checking E-mail while driving
Shaving while driving
Distracted drivers on Pittsburgh streets increase the risk of an accident and is unacceptable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or as a pedestrian due to a distracted driver, contact our experienced Pittsburgh distracted driver Attorneys today for a consultation.
Pittsburgh automobile accident attorneys ready to fight for what you deserve
Let our Pittsburgh car accident lawyers with the right resources, help you win your case. Over 40,000 innocent people are killed each year in car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents in the United States. Approximately three million people suffer injuries from these types of auto accidents.
Vehicle accidents can be most serious injuries, including brain damage and spinal cord injury. For instance, 40 percent of all spinal cord injuries in the United States -- or about 5,000 annually -- are the consequence of car and truck accidents.
Do not accept a check or sign anything from any insurance company before talking to one of our car accident attorneys specializing in this type of personal injury case.
Our law firms car accident lawyers have extensive experience with all kinds of auto accidents. These are some of the pieces of information that the insurance company will want to know.
They want to know where your car is placed to make sure that it is not accumulating storage charges from a tow company. If it is, they will ask you to call the tow shop and authorize the vehicle to be released. Most insurance companies will then move your car to one of their preferred body
shops. If your car is at a towing company location, you should release it to your insurance company. Let them move it.
They then want to know if your vehicle was damaged, and commonly where the damage is situated. You do not need to speak in auto terms — just tell them “driver’s side,” “passenger’s side,” “front,” “back,” etc... If the car is extremely damaged, let them know. If the damage is slight, let them know that as well.
When they ask you what happened, they may ask you for a recorded statement. You are NOT required to allow them to record your statement. Your policy requires that you cooperate with your insurance company but there is nothing in most policies that demands you to give a recorded statement. Answer their questions but do not give them a recorded statement at this time. Tell them what you know, and if you are still shaken, tell them that you want a day or two to calm down, and then talk to them.
You should let them know if someone was hurt. You may have medical payments coverage that will pay any bills you suffer for injuries you sustain. They also need to know if anyone else was hurt. Tell them what you know, and if you are not sure if you are hurt, tell them that as well.
If you or anyone in your vehicle has been injured it is important to contact a lawyer to review your case. Insurance companies are in business to make money and will not give you the maximum compensation that you are allowed under the law. Our Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers attempt to get a fair settlement and prepare for trial at the same time to get you what you deserve.
From our law firm in Pittsburgh, Our Pittsburgh Personal Injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael O’Day represent clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including the areas of Pittsburgh, South Hills, Altoona, Johnstown, Indiana, Greensburg, McKeesport, Mt. Lebanon, New Castle, Kittanning, Cranberry, as well as throughout Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Bedford County, Blair County, Butler County, Centre County, Clearfield County, Crawford County, Erie County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Huntington County, Jefferson County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County, Venango County, Westmoreland County, Washington County, and beyond.
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