Late last week, our firm had the pleasure of finalizing the settlement of our client’s distracted driving case. She was a pedestrian crossing the street under a green walk light. Our client had walked about halfway across the street when, without any warning, she was struck and injured by a left-turning vehicle.
The conclusion of this case came only after a long legal journey. The defendant driver of the vehicle denied liability for the collision, and we were forced to litigate the case for about sixteen months.
During the litigation and discovery process, the defendant driver stated under oath that the first time he noticed our client was when her body landed on top of the hood of his turning vehicle. We believe it was clear that he was looking down at his phone and not paying attention to the where he was driving and that his negligence was the cause of our client’s injuries.
This case took a great deal of time and effort but in the end, justice was found. When all said and done, we truly enjoy helping people harmed by the wrongdoing of others. And when it comes to distracted driving, we’re big proponents of doing all we can to help raise awareness as to the dangers of this very dangerous and self-centered unsafe conduct.
If you would like to help save lives, please get involved in our distracted driving Facebook community at StopDD.today and share the resources with your family and friends. Also, please connect with our friends at EndDD.org
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