Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted Driving Accidents in Phoenix

Injuries from Distracted Driving Are No Accident

Distracted driving accidents are a growing epidemic in the Phoenix area. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, and these accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and fatalities every year. Distracted driving accidents can result in catastrophic injuries that require long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation.

At RAJ LAW PLLC, we understand the pain and suffering that victims of distracted driving accidents have endured. We also understand the frustration and anger that victims have experienced as they attempt to obtain compensation from the negligent driver who caused the accident. We have the resources and experience to take on insurance companies and fight for the maximum compensation that you are owed.

Call (602) 579-5555 or contact us online today.

What Is Considered "Distracted Driving"?

Arizona law defines distracted driving as any activity that takes a driver's attention away from the road. This can include anything from texting and driving to eating and driving to fiddling with the radio and driving.

Examples of distracted driving include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Talking on the phone while driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Reading a book while driving
  • Using a GPS device while driving
  • Using a laptop or computer while driving
  • Changing the radio station while driving
  • Adjusting the vehicle's heating or air conditioning while driving
  • Grooming while driving

Why Do Distracted Driving Accidents Happen?

Distracted driving accidents occur for many reasons. In many cases, a driver will be distracted for a brief moment. In others, the driver might be distracted for several minutes. Whatever the length of the distraction, a driver's eyes are off the road and their attention is away from the road. This is the precise moment when a tragedy can occur.

No matter the cause of the accident, the victim is almost always injured. Distracted driving accidents can result in catastrophic injuries that require long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation. Some of these injuries can affect the victim for the rest of their life, and they can make it difficult or impossible for the victim to ever return to their normal life.

Who Is Responsible for a Distracted Driving Accident?

In Arizona, the driver who was distracted at the time of the accident is typically held responsible. This can include activities like using a cell phone while driving. If a distracted driver causes an accident that injures another person, the injured party may have a personal injury claim against the distracted driver based on negligence. It's important to note that proving liability may require evidence, such as phone records or eyewitness testimony.

However, in some cases, other parties might also bear some responsibility. For example, if a driver was distracted due to work-related activities, their employer could potentially be held liable.

Arizona has specific laws against distracted driving, particularly focusing on cell phone use. Violating these laws can be considered negligence and contribute to determining fault in an accident.

If you've been involved in a distracted driving accident in Arizona, it's advised to consult with a personal injury attorney. They can help navigate the complex legal process, collect necessary evidence, handle insurance claims, and represent you in court if necessary.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Distracted Driving Accident Lawsuit?

In a distracted driving accident lawsuit in Arizona, victims may be entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are tangible costs associated with the accident. These can include:

  1. Medical expenses: This includes past, current, and future medical bills related to your injuries from the accident.
  2. Lost wages: If you've been unable to work due to your injuries, you can recover lost income.
  3. Property damage: This covers the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle or other property damaged in the accident.

Non-economic damages are intangible losses that don't have a direct monetary value. These can include:

  1. Pain and suffering: This refers to the physical pain and emotional distress you've experienced as a result of the accident.
  2. Loss of consortium: If your injuries have affected your relationship with your spouse, you might be able to claim these damages.
  3. Emotional distress: This covers the psychological impact of the accident, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

In some cases, if the distracted driver's behavior was particularly egregious, you might also be awarded punitive damages. These are meant to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

Is Arizona a “Fault” State? 

Arizona is a "fault" state, which means that the person who caused the accident is responsible for paying the damages. This is determined by their degree of negligence or fault in causing the accident. In some cases, both drivers may share the fault, and the amount of damages one can recover will be reduced by their percentage of fault.

Remember, each case is unique, and the types and amounts of damages you may be able to recover will depend on the specifics of your case. It's recommended to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand your legal rights and options.

Seeking Justice for Distracted Driving Victims in Phoenix

Distracted driving accidents inflict not just physical harm but also leave emotional scars on victims. At RAJ LAW PLLC, we recognize the profound impact these incidents can have on your life. Our commitment is unwavering—we stand as your advocates, ready to pursue justice and the compensation you rightly deserve.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Compassion in Action: We understand the anguish you've endured, and we approach every case with compassion, ensuring your unique needs are at the forefront of our legal strategy.
  • Resourceful Advocacy: Armed with extensive resources and experience, we confront insurance companies, fighting vigorously to secure the maximum compensation owed to you.
  • Proven Results: RAJ LAW PLLC has a track record of success in representing victims of distracted driving accidents, obtaining favorable outcomes and helping rebuild lives.

Your Path to Justice Starts Here

If you've been a victim of a distracted driving accident in Phoenix, don't navigate the aftermath alone. 

Call us today at (602) 579-5555 or reach out online. Let RAJ LAW PLLC be your advocates in the pursuit of justice and the recovery you deserve. Your journey to healing begins now.

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    Tom F.


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