When You're Hurt by a Texting Driver, Fight for Your Compensation
3 Steps to getting a fair settlement after texting causes a collision
Distracted or texting drivers are a leading cause of car accidents in Wisconsin. You’ve seen drivers carelessly texting while on the road. What happens when one of them hits your car?
If you were injured in a texting and driving accident in Rock County or anywhere else in Wisconsin, here’s what to do to better your chances of getting fair compensation:
- If anyone is seriously injured, call 911 immediately.
- Lawyer up with an experienced Wisconsin car accident attorney.
- Report the car accident to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation or local police.
Texting and driving injury claims
Calling your insurance company is probably on your mind. Don’t call them yet—unless you’re willing to accept a settlement too low to pay your medical bills for neck and back injuries, whiplash or broken bones. BEFORE you talk to your insurance company, contact Wisconsin personal injury lawyer Steve Caya.
With a background in insurance and years of experience representing people in texting driver accidents in Whitewater, Stoughton and all over Wisconsin. Steve Caya helps you get the money you need to recover from injuries and damages.
Contact Steve Caya to discuss you can get the compensation you deserve.
Why it's vital to prove they were texting while driving
You know your car accident was caused by an inattentive driver with more interest in their cellphone than their surroundings. Proving who’s at fault in a texting driver accident isn’t so simple.
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Even if the other driver was clearly distracted, Wisconsin comparative fault law could stick you with some of the blame, resulting in a smaller settlement or no compensation at all.
How can you get the settlement you need to recover? Let car crash lawyer Steve Caya and his expert team of car accident investigators reconstruct your texting driver crash and prove you are not at fault.
Don’t settle for the low, quick fix compensation from your insurance company. Get the settlement you deserve.
Wisconsin texting while driving law
Texting while driving is against the law in Wisconsin – period. If a driver must send a text message they’re required by state law to pull over and park in a safe place first. [Wisconsin Statute §346.89]
This statute is a primary enforcement law, which means a driver can be pulled over for this offense alone.
Other state laws on cell phone use while driving:
Drivers are permitted to talk on a cell phone while driving. Drivers with a learner’s permit or probationary license are not permitted to use a cell phone while driving except in an emergency.
Wisconsin drivers are prohibited from using a cell phone in a road work zone (except in case of emergency).
A driver who was texting and caused a collision can be found negligent and held accountable – if it can be proved. This is where you’ll want an experienced attorney on your side.
Steve Caya works with all necessary professionals, including accident reconstruction experts, doctors and rehabilitation specialists to build the strongest possible case. Police reports, witness statements and phone records can also be used to prove the other person was texting while driving and secure the compensation you need to recover.
Before filing a texting and driving injury lawsuit
Know that the quality of the attorney representing you has a huge impact on the value of your claim - possibly more than the facts of the case itself. Steve Caya is an award-winning personal injury attorney who gets results. See examples of six-figure personal injury settlements won for his clients, and call our firm for a case assessment today.
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