Denver Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
If you have been the victim of a distracted driving accident, call our Denver distracted driving accident lawyers at Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC as soon as possible. We care deeply about our clients and will be invested in handling your case from beginning to end. Distracted driving has become a major problem on America’s roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it claimed 3,450 lives in 2016 and injured 391,000 people in 2015.
Distracted Driving FAQ’s & Resources
- Why should I choose Bryan & Terrill to represent me for my claim?
- Why is texting and driving dangerous?
- What is considered distracted driving?
- Colorado Distracted Driving Statistics
- Contact a Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Today
Why Choose Bryan & Terrill Law For Your Distracted Driving Case?
Your case may require legal knowledge and resources to prove that the responsible party was distracted while driving. Our experienced car accident lawyers can obtain phone records, subpoena drivers, and vigorously cross-examine parties involved to prove that the other driver was distracted. This may significantly increase the damages awarded in your case.
- We have extensive trial experience in state and federal court.
- Our attorneys have considerable experience handling distracted driving cases.
- We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving?
Texting is one of the most alarming forms of distracted driving. It involves all three elements of distraction – manual, visual, and cognitive.
- Manual distraction involves your physical limbs being preoccupied, resulting in less than optimal physical performance behind the wheel.
- Visual distraction affects your vision while driving, and can range from fixating on something else with your eyes or an outright obstruction of vision.
- Cognitive distraction refers to any activity which decreases your concentration and ability to focus on driving.
What Is Distracted Driving?
Driver distraction is any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from operating a motor vehicle. It can be visual, manual, or cognitive. Examples of driver distraction include:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Looking at something outside the vehicle (such as an accident)
- Talking to passengers
- Using or reaching for electronic devices
- Eating or drinking
- Using a navigation system
- Adjusting climate or audio controls
- Moving objects in the car (pets or insects)
- Smoking cigarettes
Distracted Driving Statistics in Colorado 
In 2016, distracted driving was involved in 67 traffic deaths statewide. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reports that, on average, distracted drivers cause 40 crashes a day. In its 2017 annual mail survey, CDOT found that in the week before the survey:
- 89% of participants reported driving distracted
- 54% had talked on a hands-free phone
- 53% had talked on a handheld cell phone
- 40% admitted to reading messages on their phones
- 25% sent a message while driving
Contact Us after a Distracted Driving Accident in Denver
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, our Denver car accident lawyers at Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC can help you hold the responsible party accountable and pursue the maximum compensation for the losses you have suffered. We handle all our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no cost to you until we recover compensation. Call us today at (720) 923-2333 to schedule a free consultation.