In the recent years, the number of people injured or killed as a result of distracted driving has increased dramatically despite changes with the law that prohibits the use of handheld devices while driving.
Some other examples of distracting driving are:
- Eating and drinking
- Talking on the phone
- Adjusting the radio
- Adjusting the GPS
- Putting on makeup
- Dealing with children in the backseat
If you’ve been a victim of an accident as a result of distracted driving, you should definitely consider speaking to a personal injury lawyer. These types of cases tend to be complex with so many pieces of evidence taken into consideration such as, witnesses, time, place, weather, and speed. These types of attorneys have the knowledge and in-depth experience with the law as well as other cases that have similarities. They are also equipped with the resources needed to conduct a thorough investigation into the facts and evidence related to the crash which can help to establish and prove who’s at fault.
Did you know that a personal injury claim can be settled outside of court? This is when having a lawyer represent your best interests will come into play. Your lawyer have the negotiating skills to communicate with the other party in the hopes of reaching a fair settlement. If both parties fail to reach an agreement, the matter will be taken before the court. In this case, you’ll need a lawyer who is experienced in dealing with insurance adjusters. You can guarantee that the insurance provider of the opposing party will not provide a payout without putting up a good argument. You’ll need a lawyer who can clearly articulate the relevant facts to the court and prove your entitlement to compensation for any medical costs, loss of wages, injuries, or pain and suffering.
For more information on obtaining a personal injury lawyer in Toronto, contact Zayouna Law.