If you’ve spent any time on Denver’s streets, you’ve seen distracted drivers. Drivers who engage in other activities that take their attention away from their surroundings and endanger the driver, passengers, pedestrians, and people in other vehicles on the road. Distracted driving is behind thousands of traffic accidents across the United States every year, in small towns, on highways, and in large cities like Denver. Cell phone usage is one of the most common sources of distracted driving, with texting as one of the worst offenders, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Teenagers were cited as the largest age group of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes. During daylight hours, approximately 481,000 people use their cell phones while driving. This creates enormous potential for accidents, injuries, and fatal crashes on America’s roadways.
The important task of driving requires the driver’s full and complete attention. Any activity such as adjusting or checking your GPS, texting, or changing radio stations could be a potential distraction and increase the risk of a fatal accident. A 2017 Denver Post article reported that an average of 40 distracted-driving crashes occurred each day during 2016.
Colorado’s Department of Transportation (CODOT) urges Colorado drivers to use a “Do not disturb” app on their cell phones to help eliminate one of the biggest causes of distracted driving in Colorado. At Whalen Hersh, our goal is to secure fair and equitable settlements for our clients who are victims of a distracted driving accident. We endeavor to establish direct, meaningful, trusted and reliable relationships with every client we represent.
Why Choose Whalen Hersh?
If you have been the victim of a distracted driving accident, you have a legal right to seek compensation for your losses, injuries and damages. In order to do so, you’ll need an experienced distracted driving attorney in Denver to effectively pursue a lawsuit against the party or parties responsible. Our skilled personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. At Whalen Hersh, we work closely with you to ensure you receive the support you deserve and the representation you rely on in a distracted driving accident case. Our attorneys take pride in being recognized as Colorado Super Lawyers, Top Forty Under 40 by the Denver Business Journal, Top Attorneys in Colorado by 5280, The Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguish Counsel and Best Attorneys of America (RUE). Our lawyers are also proudly listed by the National Trial Lawyers Association (NTL) as Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation and Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in the Nation.
When you need an experienced distracted driving attorney in Denver with a proven track record of success who will fight for your best interests, contact us today. We’re happy to provide you with a free consultation with one of our successful distracted driving lawyers to discuss your legal options. Our Denver Tech Center offices are conveniently located at 7955 East Arapahoe Court, Suite 2375 in Centennial, CO 80112. You can reach us in Denver by calling (720) 307- 2666 to learn more. We look forward to helping you get the fair compensation