Bottaro Law Firm, LLC Takes an Aggressive Stance Against Distracted Driving
Texting and driving is dangerous. Really dangerous. Drivers who use their phones behind the wheel kill thousands of innocent victims every year, and hundreds of thousands of people suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by texting drivers. A significant number of these victims are pedestrians.
Government data suggest that texting behind the wheel is a problem of epidemic proportions, and one that is getting worse year by year. As more teens and adults are becoming addicted to their phones, more victims are suffering serious and fatal injuries. These injuries are avoidable and should not happen, and the drivers who cause them deserve to be held accountable for their actions.
At Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we are committed to helping in the fight against distracted driving. We have seen the tragic consequences of texting behind the wheel first hand, and we know the effects that texting-related accidents can have on victims and their families all too well. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a texting driver in a pedestrian accident, we want to help you fight for just compensation.
If You’ve Been Injured or Lost a Loved One to a Texting Driver, You are Not Alone
There is no question that texting behind the wheel puts lives at risk, and this is why both Massachusetts and Rhode Island (among other states) have enacted laws that ban texting while driving. Unfortunately, these laws are not preventing careless drivers from reading and sending text messages behind the wheel. Surveys have shown that 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of adults engage in extended texting conversations while driving, and other research tells us that these drivers are three times as likely to cause a serious accident. In other words, there are millions of drivers out there who are putting themselves, other drivers, and pedestrians at risk for serious injury every single day.
All of this means that, if you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident caused by a driver who was texting, you are not alone. Everyday, people just like you suffer the same tragic, unfair consequences due to the negligent behavior of drivers. Many of these victims pursue claims for financial compensation, and to help protect yourself and do your part in the fight against texting behind the wheel, you should too.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Texting Driver
At Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we regularly represent victims of texting-and-driving accidents. This includes individuals who were hit as pedestrians. We are skilled at proving that drivers were texting at the time of an accident, and we have the experience and reputation necessary to win the compensation our clients deserve. In texting-and-driving cases, we will often seek to uncover and use evidence such as:
- Traffic and security camera footage
- Drivers’ and other individuals’ cell phone records
- Twitter, Facebook, and other social media posts
- Traffic signal data (e.g., to show that our client had the right-of-way in a crosswalk)
- Skid marks and other forensic evidence showing how and where the collision occurred
- Police reports reflecting drivers’ statements about texting behind the wheel
- Statements drivers made to witnesses after the accident
Obtaining this evidence requires in-depth knowledge of the law, and in many cases it requires taking prompt action in the aftermath of a collision. Once you hire us to represent you, we will immediately take action in order to give you the best chance at winning maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
Put Our Experience and Reputation on Your Side
In pedestrian accident cases, the insurance companies don’t give up without a fight. They know that it can be difficult to prove pedestrian accident claims, and they employ various tactics designed to get victims to accept as little money as possible. At Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, our attorneys have decades of experience taking on the insurance companies. They know our name, and they know that we will relentlessly pursue our clients’ claims until our clients receive the compensation they deserve.
This aggressive approach has allowed us to recover millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Schedule a Free Consultation at Bottaro Law Firm, LLC Today
If you believe you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim for a pedestrian accident involving a driver who was texting, we want to hear from you. We are passionate about helping clients pursue these types of claims, and we can make sure that you receive the largest possible settlement or verdict for your losses. To learn more about our attorneys and take advantage of our “No Fee Guarantee,” contact us to schedule a free consultation today.