Damages Recoverable in a Distracted Driving Accident

Under Colorado law, individuals are prohibited from texting while driving. However, motorists are not entirely banned from all types of cell phone use while driving. If you were involved in an accident involving a distracted driver, it is important to identify the driver’s negligence in causing your accident. Get in touch with a Denver car accident lawyer immediately, and discuss your claim for compensation.

You can file a car accident claim for compensation that includes damages for the following:

– medical costs
– loss of income
– diminished earning capacity
– pain and suffering
– disability

However, in order to file a successful car accident claim, you must be able to prove that the other driver was negligent by his distracted behavior at the wheel. On your own, you may not be able to collect the kind of evidence that you will need to file a successful car accident claim based on distracted driving. A lawyer however, will recover evidence that can prove that the other motorist involved in the accident was distracted at the wheel. Cell phone records, eyewitness accounts, and other kinds of evidence can prove that the other driver was texting at the time of the accident. In order to prove liability, you must be able to provide substantial evidence that the other motorist was distracted at the time of the accident.

To learn more about how to file a claim after an accident involving a distracted driver, speak to a Denver car accident lawyer.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.