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Distracted driving includes taking your eyes off the road; taking your hands off the steering wheel or letting your mind wander off your primary task of driving.
Performing non-driving activities while behind the wheel puts you at risk of causing an accident. Most people have cellphones or other electronic devices, and using these while driving can pose a serious safety threat. We strongly encourage you to always drive distraction-free, making the roads a safer place. Unfortunately, not everyone does this, and many injuries and deaths happen because of someone’s reckless driving.
At GKT, we have represented thousands of auto accident victims and we specialize in distracted driving cases. If you or your loved one has been killed or injured because of someone else’s distracted driving, contact us as soon as possible so we can help. It’s easy, it’s free and it’s worth it.
Distracted Driving Types of Cases
*Results may vary depending upon the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.
Personal Injury Case Results
In an effort to educate potential clients about the work that we do, we have summarized a few of our cases. The following cases have been generalized in order to maintain confidentiality for all parties involved. Each case has its own set of facts, and the following settlements and verdicts have been obtained based on the facts and merits of each individual circumstance. Therefore, you should not equate the results in this section to be accurate with respect to your claim.
$19.6 million recovery. Coal mine explosion. A violent explosion at a local mine tragically killed multiple workers and seriously injured several others. We represented families of two of the deceased and two injured workers.
$2.4 million jury verdict. Police officer hit by drunk driver.Our client was a police officer for a city police department. While directing traffic, our client was struck by a drunk driver whose blood alcohol level was .18. Our client suffered trauma to his back, neck, and lower extremities. He also suffered from headaches, memory loss, and concentration difficulties. Case settled post-verdict.
$1.5 million recovery. Automobile accident.While driving on the interstate, our client encountered heavy fog and pulled off to the side of the highway leaving the lights on. While pulled off to the side of the road, our client was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, which resulted in an 11-car pile-up. Our client suffered blindness in her right eye, multiple fractures, tendon and nerve damage to her right arm, multiple facial injuries with scarring, multiple rib fractures, and bilateral pneumothorx. Case settled prior to trial.
$1.4 million settlement. Automobile accident & Insurance bad faith.Our client was injured in an automobile accident by an unknown driver who fled the scene. Our client filed a lawsuit against the unknown driver and made a claim against her own insurance under the terms of her uninsured motorist coverage. Our client repeatedly made requests that her own insurance company adjust her claim, but all requests went unacknowledged. After a trial, the Court entered a judgment against the unknown driver and awarded more than $1,000,000 in damages. Judgment was also entered against our client’s insurance carrier for the uninsured policy limit.
$900,000 recovery. Automobile accident.We represented a husband and wife that were hit head on by a tandem truck. The husband underwent multiple surgeries to repair fractures to his femur, hip, and mandible. Although the wife’s injuries were not as severe, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the emotional stress and anxiety of the accident.
$765,000 recovery. Job site accident.Our client was working for his employer building a new home. As the defendant attempted to boom drywall through an opening in the upstairs of the house, the unsecured drywall shifted causing it to fall on the plank where our client was standing. As a result of his fall, our client sustained a serious head injury and 2 herniated discs.
$750,000 recovery. Automobile accident resulting in severe disability. Our client was forced into the median strip by a tractor-trailer that was changing lanes. Injuries included intracerebral hematoma resulting in severe disability which requires 24-hour care. This case went to trial twice before settling on the first day of the third trial.
Distracted Driving Accidents FAQ
What is distracted driving?
What are some common distractions and non-driving activities?
- Using a cellphone or smartphone
- Using a navigation/GPS system
- Reading, including directions and maps
- Using the radio, CD or mp3 player
- Eating, drinking or smoking
- Unsecured pets
- Performing personal hygiene and grooming
- Talking to and interacting with passengers
Can I receive compensation for my injury that was caused by distracted driving?
Do specific distracted driving laws exist?
Ohio – Bans on both texting and handheld device use as a primary law
Pennsylvania – Ban on texting as a primary law
West Virginia – Ban on both texting and handheld device use as a primary law