Distracted Driving


Recovering Compensation For Those Injured by Distracted Drivers

Even though we recognize the hazards of distracted driving, many people still engage in these unsafe behaviors behind the wheel. The temptation to read or respond to a text while waiting at a stoplight or crawling through traffic can be overwhelmingly strong and several drivers assume that taking their eyes off the road for a quick second cannot do much harm. Unfortunately, glancing away from the road for even a few moments can lead to an accident. The more distracted a driver is, the more opportunities there are for a collision to occur. If you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by a distracted driver in the Portland or Vancouver area, you have the right to pursue compensation to help cover the associated costs, including medical bills, lost wages, and other unanticipated expenses incurred by the driver’s negligent and reckless behavior. Over the years, the experienced and empathetic personal injury attorneys at Henderson Taylor Law Firm PLLC have helped car accident victims recover the compensation they need to support the various aspects of their recoveries. We encourage you to reach out to our office today to learn more about how we can provide you with customized and effective legal guidance during this challenging time.

Establishing Fault in Accidents Involving Distracted Drivers

Both Oregon and Washington allow injured auto accident victims to recover compensation to assist them with the unanticipated expenses stemming from the accident (i.e., costly medical bills, physical therapy bills, lost wages, etc.). In collisions where the other driver was engaging in distracted behaviors, such as texting or watching a video on their phone, you will need to compile and present evidence showing that their distracted behavior caused the accident. It’s essential to understand that the most compelling and successful personal injury claims begin at the scene of the accident. Be sure to notify local law enforcement that a collision has taken place so the responding officer can arrive to survey the scene and compile a police report. Witnesses can tell the officer that they saw the other driver texting or otherwise inattentive at the time of the crash, and law enforcement can obtain cell phone records to determine whether the driver was using the phone at the time of the incident. These documents and pieces of evidence can be used as part of your claim to assign fault to the distracted driver whose negligent behavior caused your injuries.

Supporting All Aspects of Your Recovery

Collisions caused by inattentive drivers can cause severe injuries that require intensive medical care and lengthy recoveries, especially if the driver was operating a large vehicle or truck at high speeds at the time of impact. Your injuries may upend your life in several ways; you will likely have to miss out on work for several weeks or months while you heal, and you may struggle with pain management along the path to recovery. In addition to the physical aspects of your recovery, it’s natural to develop symptoms of anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of this traumatic event. Moreover, the lost wages and sky-high medical bills stemming from the accident can be incredibly stressful, further prolonging your recovery. The dedicated and caring attorneys at Henderson Taylor Law Firm PLLC are committed to helping you secure the compensation you need to support all aspects of your recovery. We will evaluate every detail of your case to determine the financial award you need to get your life back on track. We believe that injured accident victims deserve to recover financial support for so much more than just their physical injuries—let us help you obtain compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced because of the distracted driver’s negligent behavior.


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Ready to Assist You Today

Once you have received all necessary medical attention for any injuries suffered in the accident, your next step should be to contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can help you explore your legal options. Even if you are unsure that the other driver was a distracted driver, we are ready to help you navigate the personal injury claims process and achieve a favorable outcome. Our goal is to implement solid legal strategies to win the compensation you need in order to heal and recover from this stressful event. Reach out to Henderson Taylor Law Firm PLLC today to get started.

Our dedicated personal injury lawyers are ready to help you prepare and file a strong auto accident claim to recover the compensation you need to pay back medical bills, lost wages, and other costs resulting from your injuries. 

Injuries caused by distracted drivers can be devastating and costly. If you need help recovering compensation in the Portland or Vancouver area, call Henderson Taylor Law Firm PLLC today at (360) 737-1478 to speak with a trusted and caring personal injury attorney.