Was someone texting while driving when they hit you?
Texting while driving in Denver is illegal. It takes your eyes of the road, and can be a deadly driving distraction. In fact, distracted-driving accidents claimed more than 3,000 lives in 2012. Other studies have shown that people who text and drive are 6 times more likely to cause a car accident than those who drink and drive. It is estimated that cell phones are the cause of 25% of all automobile accidents. Texting while driving has been illegal in Colorado since 2009.
If you or a family member is injured in a traffic accident, and it involved a distracted driver, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. You’ll also want to call the police and file an accident report if the law requires, especially if the accident was not your fault.
If you are able, use your own mobile phone to take pictures and record events at the scene. They may come in handy later. If there are any witnesses, get their contact information as well.
If you feel you need legal help or compensation due to another driver’s distracted driving, the Law Firm of Sisun & Scriven P.C. in Denver is standing by and ready to help. We know the laws, and we know how to navigate the legal system to ensure that you and your loved ones are made whole once more.
Call us today at 303-377-8861 or click here to email us, and let us see if we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. You’ll speak with an attorney who is well versed in the personal injury law, as well as successful in car accident cases involving people who were found to be texting and driving.
Our law office is centrally located in Cherry Creek at 90 Madison Street, Suite 302 Denver, Colorado, 80206
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