Protecting The Rights Of People Injured By Distracted Drivers In Fort Collins
In a second, a distracted driver can cause an unnecessary accident. Accidents cause trauma, stress and complications that could have otherwise been avoided. Those involved in accidents deserve to be represented by an experienced lawyer. At our Fort Collins law firm, we will advocate for your interests.
VanMeveren Law Group, P.C., is led by a team of skilled attorneys that carefully selects each case they handle. We are exclusively dedicated to handling personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents. Our firm is committed to providing the highest quality of representation and making client service a top priority. We know the unique challenges that our clients are facing and are here to help them obtain the compensation they deserve.
Inattentive drivers can cause accidents due to distractions from texting while driving, cellphone use, or the use of substances such as alcohol or drugs. Accidents involving distracted drivers require thorough investigation. At VanMeveren Law Group, P.C., we will visit the scene of the accident, interview witnesses and take an aggressive approach to gathering evidence. We work with experts such as private investigators, accident reconstructionists and other outside resources on many of our personal injury claims.
Our Fort Collins distracted driving accident attorneys prepare every single case as if it were going to trial. Thorough preparation helps us become familiar with every aspect of the case and gives us leverage in negotiating with insurance adjusters. Bryan VanMeveren is a former insurance defense attorney, and knows the strategies and tactics adjusters will use in motor accident claims.
Texting And Driving
In Colorado, it is illegal to text while driving. Unfortunately, this does not stop drivers from using their phones behind the wheel. In cases where the accident was caused by a driver who was texting, there may be additional compensation to be recovered (exemplary or punitive damages), which can be awarded by a jury.
Staying Safe Around Distracted Drivers
We have all noticed another driver on their cellphone while driving. It can be extremely frustrating to see. Our firm is here to help you if you are injured by a distracted driver, but we would rather help you stay safe and avoid an accident if at all possible.
While it is impossible to avoid all distracted drivers, staying vigilant while driving can help you identify drivers who may not be looking at the road or seem otherwise distracted. You can:
- Make eye contact with the driver before proceeding, whether you are a pedestrian or in a vehicle
- Keep a safe distance from the driver you suspect is distracted
- Move into the right lane, allowing you to pull over if necessary
- Slow down to allow the driver to pass or to be able to move out of the driver’s path
- Look both ways before proceeding into an intersection
- Pause for a moment at a green light, in the event a distracted driver is coming from the other direction and does not stop at the red light
Schedule A Free Consultation With A Northern Colorado Texting While Driving Injury Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, please call 970-792-2103. We can also be reached online via email. Consultations can be scheduled at your home, by videoconference or in our Fort Collins office. Home, evening and weekend appointments available by request.