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Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys in San Jose

Today's drivers often become complacent and over-confident in their ability to safely text and drive at the same time. The ready availability of cell phones leads many people to feel that they need to send and receive messages while at the wheel of a vehicle. The mental act of conducting a conversation combined with the physical act of texting causes a state of distracted driving.

Distractions that cause a driver to look away from the road, take one or both hands off the steering wheel, or focus their attention on activities other than driving can be very dangerous. This is especially true for truck drivers, and distractions can lead to deadly truck accidents. At the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, we provide legal representation for people who have been injured by distracted truck drivers, helping them pursue compensation for the injuries they have suffered.

Laws Are Evolving, But Your Injuries Are Now

Distracted driving is hazardous in any type of vehicle, but the stakes are higher when the distracted driver is operating a 10-to-40-ton 18-wheeler. Failure to keep a lookout in traffic is a cause of many tragic accidents involving trucks on our streets and highways.

A number of cities and states throughout the United States have passed, or are considering passing, laws prohibiting texting while driving. With or without such laws, texting while driving continues to be a serious issue. Truck drivers who are distracted may fail to notice the movements of other vehicles. This may cause them to collide with another vehicle from behind because they did not realize it had slowed down, or they may sideswipe a car when changing lanes or making turns.

Was texting while driving the ultimate cause of the truck accident that injured you or killed a family member? Did the truck driver rear-end your car, sideswipe your vehicle, or fail to stop at a stop sign or red light because they were texting, operating a laptop computer, or distracted by other activities? If so, the truck driver should be held responsible for the harm you have suffered.

You and your family may be facing daunting challenges, such as:

  • Recovery from surgery
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Preparation to live at home again after suffering serious or catastrophic injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury
  • Loss of income while recovering
  • Impairment to your ability to earn income in the future
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional trauma
  • Damage to your vehicle or other property

You may wonder when or if you will ever be able to return to work or have a life that seems normal again. You need compensation to make sure you will be able to pay your bills and move on to the next phase of life with adequate resources.

Thorough Analysis of the Facts

A detailed investigation into a truck accident may reveal the truth about how and why the crash happened. A review of the police report, cell phone or computer activity records, interviews with witnesses (including recipients of the texts sent by a driver), and the testimony of the truck driver may provide the evidence necessary to identify the liable parties.

At the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, our San Jose personal injury lawyer is ready to fight on your behalf in pursuit of the compensation that you need and deserve after a truck accident. We have helped many accident victims recover compensation after falling victim to texting-while-driving truck accidents. We will work to ensure that you receive the financial resources you need to help you move forward after this traumatic situation.

Contact a San Jose and Bay Area Trucking Accident Attorney

Contact the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III at 408-293-7777 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced distracted driving accident lawyer in San Jose. We are prepared to work closely with you and fight to make sure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.

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