The dangers of distracted driving may be well known, but rarely a day goes
by when you can look at other drivers on the roadway and not see someone
who is distracted or engaged in a task that is something other than operating
a motor vehicle. Because distracted driving remains a problem that injures
and kills thousands of Americans each year, it is important to know what
to do when you have been involved in an accident caused by a driver who
was distracted at the time.
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, our legal team has recovered
millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of car accident victims,
including many who were injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers.
Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys are available to review your
case at no cost, and discuss how we can immediately begin working on establishing
fault and liability, and pursuing the financial compensation you deserve.
If you or someone dear to you has been hurt in a traffic accident caused
by a driver you know or suspect was distracted, remember these few important tips:
Call the police – Calling the police should be done after any type of car accident,
as it can ensure emergency medical personnel are notified if necessary
and that a law enforcement officer can collect information and statements
about the incident for the purpose of compiling a police report. If you
saw that a driver was distracted at the time of the crash, you can tell
the police officer this when they question you about the crash. The police
officer may corroborate your statement with statements made by witnesses,
or may have observed something themselves that they can record in the
police report. This can potentially benefit your personal injury case later on.
Collect information – In addition to the police report, you too can collect information
from all parties involved. If there are any witnesses, you can ask them
if they noticed whether the other driver was distracted at the time of
the crash. You can also take pictures of the accident scene and the vehicles
involved. Without violating privacy, you may be able to take a photo of
something that could have been distracting the driver inside their vehicle.
Speak to an attorney – The best thing you can do following a distracted driving accident
is to consult with an experienced lawyer. By speaking with an attorney
soon after the crash, you can provide all details of the incident while
they are still fresh in your head. At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at
Law, we offer free consultations during which victims tell us all they
can about their crash. In return, we discuss how certain issues may be
handled, including distracted drivers, and how we can assist a victim
in representing them during their personal injury case.
If you have questions following a
distracted driving accident or any other type of
contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law for a free consultation!