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Orange County Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

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Distracted driving is not uncommon in California, and this type of driving behavior often leads to major injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our team is here to help when you need an Orange County distracted driving accident lawyer by your side. We understand the complexities involved with these cases, and we are prepared to go head-to-head with the insurance carriers and other parties to recover compensation for your losses.

Orange County Distracted Driving Attorneys

Why Choose DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo for Assistance?

  • At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we have more than 30 years of experience handling complex vehicle accident claims in Orange County and throughout California.
  • We firmly believe in putting our clients first. We will always be available to answer your questions or concerns as they arise.
  • We understand what it takes to investigate distracted driving collisions so that our clients have the best chance of recovering compensation for their losses.

Distracted Driving Accidents Are Common

Distracted driving can occur in a wide variety of ways, including a person taking their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, or their mind off of driving. Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that nine people lose their lives each day across the country as a result of distracted driving incidents.

A report released by the California Office of Traffic Safety shows that 27% of California drivers identify distracted driving as the biggest problem on state roadways. Some of the most common causes of distracted driving incidents include:

  • Operating while texting or browsing the Internet
  • Talking on the phone
  • Adjusting a radio or climate control in the vehicle
  • Distractions caused by pets or people in the vehicle
  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Looking at objects or sights outside of the vehicle while driving

This is certainly not a complete list of how distracted driving incidents can occur. If you think that you have been harmed in an accident caused by the actions of a distracted driver or a drunk driver, we encourage you to reach out to an attorney immediately.

Types of Compensation Available After a Distracted Driving Collision

There may be a variety of types of compensation available for an Orange County distracted driving incident if a claim against another party is successful. Our team works diligently to help clients recover economic and non-economic damages resulting from the distracted driving incident.

Economic damages after a distracted driving crash include the calculable expenses victims will likely incur. Our team will examine receipts, bills, invoices, and other estimates to help adequately calculate a victim’s:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Property damage expenses
  • Household out-of-pocket losses
  • Rental vehicle costs

Non-economic damages after a distracted driving collision revolve around less measurable types of losses a victim will likely incur. In these situations, non-economic damages can include monetary compensation for a victim’s physical, emotional, and psychological pain and suffering.

How Much Compensation is Available?

There is no set amount of compensation paid to distracted driving accident victims in Orange County. Rather, there are several factors that can influence how much compensation a person receives, either through an insurance settlement or as a result of a personal injury jury verdict. Some of the main factors that affect these types of claims include:

  • The injury severity
  • How long it takes a person to recover
  • Whether or not there is any long-term disability
  • Whether or not there was any shared fault for the incident
  • Insurance policy limitations

We encourage you to speak to your attorney if you have any questions about how much compensation you may receive if your claim is successful.

How Long Do You Have to File Your Accident Claim?

Distracted driving accident victims in Orange County and throughout California must file their claims promptly. The personal injury statute of limitations in this state is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means distracted driving accident victims technically have a two-year window with which to file a claim against an allegedly negligent party. However, they should not wait this long to file their claim. We encourage any distracted driving accident victim to file their insurance claim and personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible to ensure their claim has the best chance of success.

How Will an Attorney Help Your Case?

A skilled attorney will be an invaluable asset to your distracted driving accident claim in Orange County. Your attorney can get involved quickly and handle every aspect of the claim so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to your normal day-to-day life. The role of your lawyer will be multifaceted but will include:

  • Communicating with you about the best route forward for your particular situation
  • Conducting an investigation into the incident to obtain evidence necessary to prove liability
  • Handling all communication with other parties involved, including the insurance carriers
  • Presenting a demand for compensation to the insurance carrier and at-fault party
  • Handling complex negotiations with other parties involved
  • Fully preparing the case for trial if necessary to ensure fair treatment

How Much Does an Attorney Cost?

Affording a distracted driving accident lawyer does not have to be impossible. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we handle these claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients do not pay any legal fees until after our team successfully recovers the compensation they need. If we do not win, our clients pay absolutely nothing.

Call an Orange County Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today. Our Orange County injury lawyers have experience handling complex vehicle accident claims throughout this area of California, and we want to help ensure you are treated fairly throughout this process. When you need an Orange County distracted driving accident lawyer, you can fill out our quick contact form or call us at (714) 783-2205.