Leesburg Distracted Driver Accident Attorney
Holding drivers accountable when carelessness causes harm
The first lesson of driving is to “keep your eyes on the road.” Yet, many motorists become complacent and begin thinking they can multitask behind the wheel. Too often, this mindset leads to disaster. If you suffered a serious injury when another driver engaged in some unnecessary distraction, Simms Showers LLP can help. Our Leesburg distracted driver accident attorneys have extensive experience investigating accidents to discern cause and then holding at-fault drivers accountable. We overcome the difficulties that arise when dealing with insurers that want you to settle for less, and fight for your best possible outcome.
Common driver distractions in Virginia
Distractions are a leading cause of auto accidents in Winchester and Fairfax and throughout Virginia. Common distractions that lead to vehicle collisions include:
- Adjusting a car radio or stereo
- Applying makeup
- Cellphone use
- Changing clothes
- Disciplining a child
- Eating or drinking
- Engaging with passengers
- Engaging with passersby
- Inputting data into a GPS device
- Reaching for an object
- Unfolding a map
Evidence that the other driver was distracted immediately prior to your accident can turn the case in your favor. This is especially important in Virginia, where the contributory negligence law bars you from recovering compensation if you share even the slightest blame for the accident. We subpoena phone records to determine whether a cellphone was in use and interview all witnesses to get a clear determination of fault.
Auto accident attorneys in Winchester, VA explain the state’s cellphone law
Virginia does not restrict cellphone use for most drivers, nor does the commonwealth require a hands-free device. However, drivers under 18 years of age are banned from using a cellphone or personal communication device while driving. The law also forbids texting for any driver; this is a primary offense, for which an officer can initiate a traffic stop on reasonable suspicion.
Trust Simms Showers LLP to manage your distracted driving accident
If you were injured by a distracted driver in Leesburg, Fairfax or Winchester, Simms Showers LLP can help you recover full compensation for your losses. Our trial-tested distracted driving accident attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to investigate your accident, then negotiate a favorable settlement or take your case to trial. For a free consultation, call 703-457-1793 or contact us online.