At the Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, LLLC, we have over 19 years of experience representing people who have been injured in car accidents throughout the Hawaiian Islands. If you have been involved in an auto collision that was caused by a distracted driver, our personal injury attorney can help you fight for fair compensation.
After a car accident, we encourage you to get in touch with our office as soon as possible. Contacting us immediately allows our Honolulu distracted driving accident lawyer to begin managing every aspect of your claim.
From gathering evidence to speaking with law enforcement and insurance adjusters, we can handle everything so you can focus exclusively on your recovery.
Common Types of Driver Distractions
There is much more that can distract a driver than a cell phone. In fact, Hawaii law defines a distraction as “anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road (visual distraction), mind off the road (cognitive distraction), or hands off the wheel (manual distraction).”
Common examples of distracted driving in Hawaii include:
- Eating and drinking
- Applying makeup
- Being lost in thought
- Talking with passengers
- Using GPS navigation
- Attending to children
- Reaching for items in the vehicle
- Adjusting audio or climate control
No matter how the at-fault driver was distracted, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. However, it is often not easy to prove that a driver was distracted at the time of the crash. You need a skilled car accident lawyer who knows how to build a solid case on your behalf.
Common Injuries in Distracted Driving Accidents
Victims of distracted driving accidents often suffer severe injuries, which may include:
- Fractures: Collisions often lead to broken bones, with varying degrees of severity.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Severe accidents can result in concussions, brain contusions, or more catastrophic brain injuries.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord may lead to temporary or permanent paralysis.
- Psychological Trauma: The emotional toll of an accident can lead to anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
These injuries inflict not just physical pain but also emotional and financial strain, potentially leaving lasting effects that can persist for months, years, or even a lifetime.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
In most cases, the distracted driver is held liable for the accident. However, other parties may also be responsible, like the manufacturer of a faulty car part or the government entity responsible for road maintenance. Even parties such as employers, vehicle manufacturers, or even individuals who knowingly contributed to the distraction may be held liable.
How Can a Distracted Driving Attorney Help?
A distracted driving attorney can guide you through the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected. They can:
- Investigate the Accident: We'll collect evidence to establish liability and build a strong case.
- Negotiate with Insurance Companies: We'll handle insurance claims to ensure you receive fair compensation.
- Advocate for Your Rights: Our attorneys are skilled advocates in and out of the courtroom.
- Maximize Your Compensation: We'll seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Their goal is to secure fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
At the Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, LLLC, that is exactly the type of legal advocate you can find. Mr. Jacobs works tirelessly for each of our clients to ensure they get the results they deserve.
Contact the Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, LLLC at (808) 468-6484 today to schedule a free consultation with our distracted driving accident attorney in Honolulu.
Distracted driving is the cause of approximately 8.5% of all fatal car crashes in the U.S. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers who fail to pay attention to the road because they are glued to the screen of their mobile devices.
As the availability and use of cell phones grow, the number of accidents related to texting and driving continues to increase, despite Hawaii’s anti-cell phone laws. Although you cannot do anything to reverse the driver’s decision to text while driving, which led to your crash, you can take action to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our personal injury lawyer is here to guide you through the process of getting money to help pay for your monetary losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
Helping You Get What You Are Owed
Whether you were rear-ended, sideswiped, or hit head-on, being in a car accident is a terrifying experience. Depending on the severity of your injuries, your life could be significantly impacted. Our Honolulu distracted driver accident attorney is here to handle all aspects of your claim for compensation.
You want a lawyer who understands the specifics of your situation. With more than
19 years of legal experience, Attorney Jon S. Jacobs can be trusted to apply his
knowledge and resources to your case and strive for optimal results.
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