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Michigan Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Fighting For Distracted Driving Accident Victims Across the State of Michigan

Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of serious car crashes in the U.S., According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), approximately eight people are killed every day in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver in the United States.

If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident in Michigan, don’t put your future in the hands of an inexperienced law firm. Let Bashore Green Law Group go to work for you. Our Michigan distracted driving accident lawyers can diligently advocate for your rights to fair compensation.

Call (248) 487-1887 today to discuss your case with our Michigan distracted driving accident attorneys. You can also contact Bashore Green Law Group online.

What Is Considered Distracted Driving?

If you’re behind the wheel of a moving vehicle and you aren’t paying attention to your surroundings, you are driving while distracted. Yet, people tend to associate distracted driving almost entirely with texting and driving. While texting and driving is likely the deadliest version of distracted driving—MSN reports that, according to The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, you are six times more likely to be in a crash from texting and driving than driving while intoxicated—it is far from the only cause.

Common distractions behind the wheel include:

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Grooming
  • Daydreaming
  • Rubbernecking
  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Talking to passengers
  • Driving children or pets
  • Rummaging through a bag
  • Using a radio or GPS
  • Trying to pick up something that fell on the floor

The best way to prevent distracted driving is to take care of everything your essential needs—eating a meal, putting on makeup, making an important phone call—before you get behind the wheel. If something comes up during your drive that you must address immediately, pull over in a safe place before turning your attention away from the road.

Common Injuries in Distracted Driving Accidents

Some of the most common injuries include the following:

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: The sudden effect of a crash can cause the head to jerk violently, resulting in whiplash and other neck injuries. Symptoms may include pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.
  • Head and Brain Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can happen when the head strikes an object or is subjected to a sudden jolt. TBIs can range from concussions to more serious injuries, resulting in long-term cognitive and physical impairments.
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: The force of a collision can damage the spine, potentially leading to herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, or even paralysis. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The impact of a distracted driving accident can cause broken bones and fractures, commonly affecting the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. These injuries can be extremely painful and may necessitate surgery and prolonged recovery periods.
  • Internal Injuries: Internal injuries, like organ damage or internal bleeding, can be life-threatening and cannot be immediately apparent after an accident.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Shattered glass, debris, and metal fragments can cause deep cuts and lacerations, potentially leading to substantial blood loss and requiring stitches or surgery.
  • Psychological Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, victims of distracted driving accidents may experience psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. This emotional toll can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.

Pursuing Compensation for Distracted Driving Accident Injuries in Michigan

Michigan follows a no-fault car insurance system. This means that after a car accident, your injuries will be covered by your personal injury protection (PIP). Regardless of who caused the crash, your PIP will pay the medical bills of anyone who is covered under the policy. Unfortunately, PIP does not cover non-monetary damages that have resulted from the accident, such as pain and suffering.

We will do whatever we can to help you secure compensation for:

  • All your related medical expenses, including ongoing costs
  • Any income you lost from having to take time away from work
  • Pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident
  • The cost of repairing or replacing your damaged car or other property
  • Any other expenses related to your accident

Understanding and navigating the laws in a no-fault insurance system can be complicated. It may be in your best interest to contact a team of qualified personal injury lawyers to assist you through the process of filing a liability claim.

Contact Our Distracted Driving Accident Attorney in Michigan Today

If you have been wrongfully injured by a distracted driver in Michigan, we have your back. Our experienced auto accident attorneys firmly believe that people shouldn’t be punished if they are not at fault in an accident. We will do whatever it takes to fight for your right to fair compensation so you can receive the comprehensive and effective medical treatment you deserve.

If you or a loved one have been hurt, the time to act is now. Call our Michigan distracted driving accident lawyers at (248) 487-1887 today. We speak English, Spanish, Arabic, Lebanese, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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