Injured by a Distracted Driver?

     Distracted drivers cause car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. These collisions seriously injure and kill innocent victims. Texting and driving has become an especially big problem on our roads and highways.

     Studies have shown that distracted drivers have slower reaction times than intoxicated drivers. Virginia has recently cracked down on distracted driving by passing and implementing new laws with respect to talking and texting on cell phones while driving.

     Examples of distracted driving include:

  • Texting
  • Grooming
  • Using a cell phone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Playing
  • Talking to passengers
  • Reading maps and other material
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching videos
  • Adjusting audio equipment

     Under Virginia law, you may have the right to recover damages if you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own. The following items may be included in the calculation of damages:

  • Medical costs (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Physical pain and mental anguish (past and future)
  • Inconvenience  (past and future)
  • Loss of property

     People who are injured in automobile accidents have a lot of questions: How will I pay my medical bills? How will I support my family while I recover from my injuries?  What if I don’t get better? What if I need treatment after the case is over? Personal injury attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm can help by providing answers to these and other questions and by explaining your legal rights when you’ve been injured in a car accident or any other type of accident.

     When the injuries are serious, insurance companies go to great lengths to deny claims and minimize payouts.  Personal injury attorney Ed Meade has the skill, knowledge, and experience necessary to level the playing field and make the insurance company play fair. He forces insurance companies to “do the right thing” by working with forensic engineers and other experts to determine and prove causes of accidents and fault.  He works with medical providers, rehabilitation specialists, and economists to prove damages, future medical costs, lost earnings, impairment, disability, and lessening of earning capacity.  If necessary, he works with psychologists, grief counselors and other medical providers in order to prove the full extent of his clients’ injuries.

     At most large personal injury law firms, you get handed off to a paralegal or other legal assistant.  If you prefer to work directly with an experienced personal injury attorney, please call Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm today in order to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.