Was Your Collision Caused By A Distracted Driver?
Drivers who think that they can multi-task while piloting a 2-ton motor vehicle are mistaken. Defensive driving requires two hands and full concentration. Anything that distracts that driver’s focus increases the risk of an injury crash.
Turbin Chu Heidt has secured millions of dollars for clients through negotiated settlements, arbitrations and jury verdicts. Our long list of personal injury recoveries includes claims against distracted drivers whose carelessness caused serious car accidents.
Arrange your free consultation today: We have practiced in Oahu for more than 40 years, representing locals and out-of-towners injured in motor vehicle crashes. Call 808-528-4000 to speak with an experienced attorney.
Texting While Driving And Other Dangerous Distractions
Sending or reading text messages while driving is illegal in Hawaii because of the potential for a catastrophic accident. Texting is especially dangerous because it diverts the drivers’ eyes, hands and mental focus. There are many distractions that can be construed as negligence in a car accident.
- Using a cellphone or GPS (messaging, surfing, chatting, getting directions)
- Reading a book or magazine
- Shaving or applying makeup
- Pets on the dashboard, floorboard or front seat
- Turning around to interact with back seat passengers
Establishing Fault And Compensation
Our attorneys often visit the crash sites themselves to review the investigation, gather evidence and locate witnesses. We obtain the police reports and, as necessary, engage accident reconstruction or engineering experts to prove that the other driver was negligent at the time of the crash.
Texting accidents often result in major injuries or fatality if the driver crosses into an oncoming lane, runs a red light or rear-ends another car. We have experience with big cases. We do not submit our demands until the client reaches maximum medical progress, to account for lasting disability, loss of income and future medical needs.
Our trial lawyers are prepared to take your case all the way to a jury if the defense will not settle for a fair amount.
Free Consultation: Contact Us Today
We handle auto accidents in Honolulu and throughout Oahu, as well as the other Hawaiian islands. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.
Turbin Chu Heidt handles your case on a contingency fee, which means that we do not collect attorney fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.