Ogden Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous habits plaguing Utah’s streets. In 2016, distracted drivers in Utah caused 5,748 accidents, 3,303 injured victims, and 27 deaths. The greatest device causing driver distraction was cell phone use (15%), followed by other inside distractions (11%) and passengers (11%).
If you were recently injured in a car accident involving a distracted driver in Utah, talk to an Ogden distracted driving accident attorney at Feller & Wendt, LLC. We’re here for your family during this time of need.
How to Prove Distracted Driving in Utah
Utah is a no-fault car insurance state. That means that all drivers involved in a collision, regardless of fault, must seek first and primary recovery through their own vehicle insurers. It is not necessary, therefore, to prove the other driver’s fault for a crash. An insurance claim, however, might not result in enough compensation to cover “serious” injuries, such as those that involve extended hospital stays, missed time from work, or permanent disability. For these injuries, consider your right to file a civil claim against the distracted driver outside of the state’s insurance system.
At Feller & Wendt, LLC an Ogden personal injury lawyer can help you find out if you have the right to file a claim against a driver for distraction. “Distraction” can include cell phone use, fiddling with the radio, eating/drinking while driving, and personal grooming. We’ll listen to your story during a free case evaluation and let you know if we believe you have grounds for a lawsuit. If so, we’ll help you with every step of your personal injury or wrongful death claim, from evidence gathering to filing the paperwork with the appropriate courts.
Our firm can help you prove a driver’s distraction through evidence at the scene, eyewitness interviews, expert witness testimony, and other measures. We’ll put our 25-plus years of experience to work in your favor, doing everything we can to show that something distracted the at-fault driver at the time of your accident. This may include taking photographs of the scene of the crash, accessing the other driver’s cell phone records, speaking with witnesses, and reconstructing the crash in front of a judge and jury. We have what it takes to help you win your case.
Free Consultation with an Ogden Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
After an auto, bicycle, or pedestrian accident because of a distracted driver, waste no time in calling our law firm at (801) 499-5060. We’ll schedule you to meet with one of our lead attorneys for a free consultation. During your consult, you’ll learn about applicable Utah laws that may play a part in your claim, such as the deadline for filing a personal injury claim. You have four years from the date of your auto accident to bring your claim. You’ll also find out if we believe your case has merit, as well as how to file your claim with the Ogden courts.
Your brighter future could start with a phone call to Feller & Wendt, LLC. We don’t tolerate distracted drivers and neither should you. Our mission is to help put an end to negligence by shedding light on some of the most dangerous practices on the roads, including driving while distracted. We want to assist you and your family during the journey toward financial compensation. Call today for your free consultation or submit your query online.