The most common type of distracted driving that we run into nowadays is people who are using cell phones for either making or receiving calls or texting. Those distracted driving injury cases are fairly easy to determine because we’re able to obtain records regarding use of phones during the time period of our clients injuries or when the accident happened. There are many other types of distracted driving that are more difficult to prove because the driver is not going to admit it. It’s more difficult to determine whether or not those things are happening, such as eating, smoking, drinking, changing GPS devices or using the radio. Those are more difficult to determine, but in some cases where we have witnesses who are able to see that those things are happening, then that distracted driving comes in as a component part of our negligence case.
Attorney Robert Maranto is a partner with Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC and has achieved the rating of superb on Avvo. Following an auto accident, an insurance company may try to contact you. The insurance company’s goal is simple — to minimize the cost to the insurance company. Insurance companies have little regard for the well-being of injured victims, and they will do everything possible to protect their interests — even when that means asking victims to sign documents or statements without having an attorney review them, or trying to convince victims to agree to a settlement much lower in value than they deserve.
The Buffalo Personal Injury Attorneys at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success.