Texting & Driving Injury Attorney

Supporting Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents in Boulder & Longmont

The technological advancements we enjoy every day are our detriment on the roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, using a cell phone while driving creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. In 2017 alone, 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. The laws in Colorado regarding cell phone use while driving strive to keep our communities safe, but you cannot guarantee that they are being strictly followed by everyone on the road.

Colorado Laws Regarding Texting and Driving

Adult drivers, the age of 18 and older, are permitted to use their cell phones for voice calls but not texting or for browsing apps or the internet. Any driver under the age of 18 is prohibited from using their cell phone for any reason while driving. The only exceptions to these laws fall under emergency situations. In attempts to discourage and prevent drivers from distracted driving, there are tough penalties associated with violating these laws:

  • Minors caught texting while driving will be given a $50 fine for their first violation and a $100 fine for any additional violations after that.

  • Adult drivers will be given a steeper fine of $300 for their first violation, and fines up to $1,000 with the possibility of jail time for additional violations; especially ones that result in bodily injury or proximate cause of death to another.

In addition to the penalties mentioned above, distracted drivers can be held legally responsible for any harm or injuries to you after an accident they’ve caused. It can be difficult for personal injury victims to prove the other party’s negligence in their case when fighting for fair compensation to help them recover. This is why you need an experienced attorney on your side who understands the proper processes for gathering evidence to help you secure a successful claim.

Contact our Boulder & Longmont car accident firm today to get started handling your claim.

Texting While Driving Is Distracted Driving

Using your cell phone to text while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distraction. It incorporates all three types of distractions as identified by the CDC:

  • Visual (taking your eyes off the road),

  • Manual (taking your hands off the wheel), and

  • Cognitive (taking your mind or focus off the road).

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, on average, distracted drivers cause 40 accidents per day in Colorado alone.

The most common type of distracted driving accidents that include texting and driving are rear-ended collisions. And when your vehicle has been struck by another, it’s a horrifying and helpless feeling. The damages you could suffer vary in range from physical to emotional, minor to life-threatening. If you or a loved one has been the recent victim of a car accident in the Loveland or Boulder area, call an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney to help you find your road to recovery.

Common Injuries of Texting and Driving Accidents

There’s no doubt that distracted drivers have a much higher chance of causing an accident on the road. When you’re involved in a collision with someone who is texting and driving, it is highly unlikely you will be able to walk away without any damages to your vehicle or sustaining some type of bodily injuries. Some of the most common injuries seen after these types of accidents include:

  • Whiplash

  • Brain Injuries

  • Broken Bones

  • Head Injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Internal Bleeding

If you are suffering from injuries after an auto accident, your eligibility for compensation can only be determined after the careful review of a number of different factors. You need an xperienced attorney on your side to fully understand your rights to a personal injury claim, and to collect the evidence necessary to secure a successful claim if applicable. Brighton area attorney Edward Smith can be the legal advocate you need to help you through these processes during the aftermath of an accident.

We Are Here for You

When you’re on the road, you can only control your own driving. If you’re the victim of a car accident in Colorado, call on Edward Smith to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who can help you investigate the cause. If the other driver was distracted due to texting while driving, you may be eligible for compensation.

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So, I had wanted to take the time to give an honest review. In the later months of 2020, I had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident that had permanently changed my mobility in my right foot,
So, I had wanted to take the time to give an honest review. In the later months of 2020, I had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident that had permanently changed my mobility in my right foot, and had my undergo surgery to repair the damages. Due to me being an independent business owner, my situation was complicated and difficult to navigate especially seeing as I was stranded out of state where the injury occurred to seek out my medical care for over a month. It had also put the production for my business out of operations for a three month period which caused significant wages lost from my sole source of income. During this time we had begun searching for an Attourney’s to help pursue the wages lost and to help make me whole again after some hefty medical bills. After looking though multiple options, we decided to give a call to Edward Smith. Ed has been a godsend and an incredible help during this difficult time for me. He’s been polite and experienced during the healing process and always was just a text or phone call away should I have had any questions. I didn’t have to wait days or weeks for a response. I felt comfortable with his knowledge at all times and Ed even went as far as to help call my medical providers and negotiate fees to help me save additional money which was incredibly kind. After about a year, we finally have settled the case and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I can finally get back on my feet and continue to grow my business and get back to normal. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Ed Smith and his offices. If you’re considering an Attorney, you won’t find a kinder or more educated professional in the field. (And it’s a specialty, so he knows this inside and out!)
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