If a driver crashed into you because they were not paying attention to the road, they need to be held accountable. Proving that distracted driving occurred can be difficult though. A car accident lawyer in Queens can help you build a more convincing case and fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Should I Call the Police After a Distracted Driving Accident?

Yes, it’s a good idea to get the police to come out and fill out a report. This report can be useful to your insurance company and your lawyer later on. The police usually do not assign blame, but they can make some deductions about the accident scene itself. Of course, if one driver admits to being distracted and causing the accident, they can take note of that. You probably won’t get so lucky though, so you’ll need additional evidence to strengthen your distracted driving claim.

What Evidence Can Support My Distracted Driving Injury Claim?

If you want to make a more convincing distracted driving injury claim, you are going to need some evidence. You can potentially use any of the following to build a case:

  • Pictures from the accident scene
  • Footage that shows another driver operating their vehicle while distracted
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Cell phone records
  • What’s inside of the other driver’s vehicle (ex. A food container could show that they were more focused on eating than driving)

Your own testimony can also be evidence. If you saw that the other driver was not looking at the road and was instead focused on a phone in their lap or a passenger in the backseat, you should say so.

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Win in a Lawsuit?

A fair compensation offer will reimburse you with both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages make up for the costs associated with your accident, like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages help make up for the trauma you have experienced and any pain and suffering relating to the accident.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Make a Distracted Driving Injury Claim?

You aren’t required to have a lawyer when suing for compensation, but you should know how much an experienced personal injury attorney can help with your case before you go it alone. Your lawyer can:

  • Subpoena phone records
  • Talk to witnesses
  • Defend you from accusations of fault or wrongdoing
  • Use expert witnesses, including accident recreation specialists, to strengthen your distracted driving claim
  • Negotiate with insurers on your behalf
  • Hold all negligible parties accountable

Contact Our Law Firm

When you are ready to move forward with a distracted driving injury claim, contact the Law Offices of George Poulos. We can advocate for you at every stage of the process, and you can be sure that we will do everything that we can to help you secure a fair compensation offer.