Driving while distracted is incredibly dangerous. Anything that takes a person’s focus off of driving significantly increases traffic crash risks. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are here to help if you need a Pittsburgh distracted driving accident attorney. If the careless or negligent actions of another driver have caused you are loved one harm, we will investigate your case in order to secure full compensation for your losses. We are not afraid to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault parties to ensure you are treated fairly.
Distracted driving is not new. Ever since vehicles were created and people began driving them, distracted driving accidents have occurred. However, there is no disputing that distracted driving crashes have increased as we have introduced technology into every aspect of our lives. In fact, some of the most significant distractions behind the wheel come from our phones and other devices. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can see that distractions are caused by anything that takes a driver’s attention off the roadway. This can include:
According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, distracted driving was a contributing factor in 13,729 of the total 125,267 vehicle crashes that occurred across the Commonwealth during the latest reporting year.
Unfortunately, distracted driving crashes often cause severe injuries and even fatalities. In many cases, a distracted driving crash takes place at high speeds because the distracted driver does not even notice they are about to be involved in an accident. They may not even hit the brakes. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our Pittsburgh distracted driving accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following:
Each of these injuries will require significant medical care, and it is not uncommon for distracted driving crash victims in Pittsburgh to suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma. All of these injuries, the ones that can be seen and the ones that are not seen on the surface, can lead to significant setbacks and expenses for a victim.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a vehicle accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a distracted driver, contact the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman for help with your case today. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex car accident cases, and we are ready to get to work securing the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage of your medical expenses, lost income, property damage losses, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Pittsburgh distracted driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.