Accidents caused by distracted driving injured about 424,000 Americans in 2013, and killed over 3,000. If you are in need of a distracted driving accident attorney in the Tacoma, WA, area, turn to Leahy Law. Our personal injury attorneys help put a price on dangerously negligent behavior. We have devoted over 35 years to the practice of helping injury victims obtain full compensation for medical bills, loss of income, and other losses. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not pay any attorney fees until your case is resolved. To set up a free consultation with Patrick Leahy, Loren Cochran or Cole Douglas, contact us today.
"Many text while in the car, not realizing that at 55 miles per hour, composing a five-second text is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field blindfolded."
About Distracted Driving
Nothing should distract a driver from paying undivided attention to operating their motor vehicle. However, texting and other use of hand-held cell phones are common causes of motor vehicle accidents. Many text while in the car, not realizing that at 55 miles per hour, composing a five-second text is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field blindfolded. Drivers who are absorbed by entertainment devices or navigation systems are similarly dangerous. Inattentive driving can involve:
- Speaking into a handheld device
- Applying makeup
- Watching videos
- Selecting or adjusting music
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In case of an accident
If an accident occurs, it is important to take action as quickly as possible. After securing necessary medical care, your next call should be to us. The experienced attorneys at Leahy Law have successfully handled thousands of auto accident cases.
We immediately get to work building your case by preserving and obtaining evidence, including witness statements. Our attorneys can also issue subpoenas for an at-fault driver's cell phone records. This data can make a significant difference in your case outcome, and needs to be requested before records are purged by the carrier. We can also hire experts to complete a thorough accident scene reconstruction to establish fault and liability.
Meanwhile, if you are contacted by an insurance claims adjuster, defer them to us. The adjuster's job is to discredit your statements and make your losses appear minimal. We are very familiar with these tactics and can prevent them from tarnishing your case.
Leahy Law is dedicated to helping victims receive full restitution for injuries caused by negligent or reckless driving. We are on your side every step of the way, and you can trust us to work hard on your behalf so you can focus on recovering.
Arrange Your Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered because of the actions of a distracted driver, please contact us to schedule your free consultation. We are available evenings and weekends, and can meet you in our downtown office, your home, or even in the hospital.