Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
We focus on fighting for injury victims hurt by texting drivers in Indiana
Drivers always need to pay attention on the road. When they don’t, distracted drivers often cause serious car accidents. If you have been hurt in a bad car accident caused by a distracted driver in Indiana, make sure you have a lawyer focused on fighting for your rights. Make sure you have Glaser & Ebbs on your side.
Our dedicated team of trial lawyers has more 100 years of combined legal experience standing up for the rights of injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana. We’re familiar with the state and federal laws governing distracted driving. We understand how the legal system works in Indiana. We know what strategies often work. As your legal team, we will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve for your injury-related expenses. You can count on us.
What is distracted driving?
Distracted driving can cover a wide of activities that divert a driver’s attention away from the road and other vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. Common examples distracted driving include:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cellphone while driving
- Looking up directions on a GPS, phone or another type of electronic device while driving
- Adjusting the radio while driving
- Eating while driving
Whatever the cause of your car accident, if you believe the driver was distracted when they caused your collision, make sure you take the necessary steps to protect your rights. Call the police and ask them to investigate your crash. Seek immediate medical attention. Then contact a lawyer who knows how to investigate challenging legal cases.
Is texting while driving legal in Indiana?
The law is very clear in Indiana. Texting while driving is strictly prohibited for all drivers statewide. This includes sending or reading a text message while driving. Drivers are also not allowed to use a hand-held cellphone while driving in Indiana. Instead, drivers must use hands-free technology when using a cellphone behind the wheel. The only exception to this rule is if a driver must call 911 immediately for a road emergency. Then, the driver can hold a cellphone to make an emergency call.
Because of these rules, any investigation into a distracted driving accident involving texting or talking on a cellphone should involve reviewing the at-fault driver’s cellphone records. If the driver did send or receive a text message – or make or accept a phone call on the road – there will often be a record of the text or phone call. Experienced attorneys know this and routinely demand to see the at-fault driver’s cellphone records.
Why should I hire a lawyer?
You might think you don’t even need a lawyer if a distracted driving clearly caused your accident. Unfortunately, many distracted driving accidents turn out to be far more complicated than many people suspect. Sometimes, it’s because the driver who caused your crash denies doing anything wrong. Other times, it’s the at-fault driver’s insurance company that does everything it can to deny your claim.
Don’t let insurance companies push you around. Take a stand. Get a lawyer who will fight back for you and demand the attention you deserve. Your attorney can thoroughly investigate your crash and find the evidence you need to support your legal claim. Your lawyer can also deal directly with insurance companies and anyone else responsible for compensating for your crash.
The stakes can often be very high in distracted driving accidents. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of your recovery, your accident claim can easily be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more. Insurance companies know this. That’s why you need an attorney who can fight for you and make sure your case gets the attention you deserve.
Get a law firm focused on winning your case. Contact us.
Experience matters when it comes to choosing a lawyer to represent you. That’s why injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana regularly rely on our legal team to handle their case. We have an in-depth knowledge of the legal system governing at-fault car accidents in Indiana. As a result, we won’t waste a moment getting right to work on your case.
This is your time to demand the justice you deserve. Make the most of it. Contact our law firm and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer focused on finding the facts for your distracted driving accident. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations conveniently located throughout Indiana.