Modesto Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Northern California’s Motorists
Distracted driving is something that most of us have been guilty of at some point in our lives. It’s so easy to quickly glance at our phones or change the radio station that most people probably don’t even give such actions a second thought. Yet, these seemingly harmless actions are part of a massive problem. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver every single day in the U.S.
At the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis, we understand the serious harm a distracted driver can cause. A collision with a distracted driver can result in catastrophic injury or even death. If you or a family member has been hurt in a motor vehicle crash caused by a distracted driver, contact our Modesto distracted driving accident attorney as soon as possible. The sooner we can get to work on your case, the easier it will be to collect evidence to support your claim—and get you on the path to recovery.
When asked, most people will admit to distracted driving, proving that they are aware of their behavior if not the dangers it can cause.
Insurance website The Zebra conducted a survey in January 2020 showing that:
- 56.7% of respondents eat or drink while driving
- 39.9% have consumed alcohol while driving
- 28.6% admitted texting while driving is their most common distracted driving behavior
- 8.9% of respondents between 25 and 34 felt pressure to respond to a text message as soon as it arrived
Everyone knows that behaviors like texting while driving are dangerous, yet we all continue to do such things on a daily basis anyway because these actions have become second nature. This is what makes distracted driving so dangerous.
Why You Should Hire a Lawyer
If you or someone you are close to has been in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you can pursue compensation to cover your medical and other expenses by filing a personal injury claim. Yet, building your own case involves an extensive amount of time and effort, especially if you are recovering from an injury or unfamiliar with legal jargon. This is where an attorney comes in. Our Modesto distracted driving accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis has over 20+ years of personal injury experience on both sides of the courtroom.
Dean started his legal career over 20 years ago, spending 12 years as a defense lawyer for insurance companies. He soon grew tired of defending companies who were working to discredit innocent accident victims, so he changed sides, eventually opening his own practice with the sole intention of representing the injured. With his insight into how the other side works, Dean is the perfect advocate to have on your team when filing a personal injury claim.
Working with a lawyer also assures you will receive the maximum compensation possible from the insurance companies. A settlement can cover your medical expenses, lost wages from missing work, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. For most accident victims, a settlement is an invaluable piece of their recovery.