According to ICBC statistics, driver distraction was the third-leading cause of fatal accidents in British Columbia from 2008 to 2012. Despite extensive promotional campaigns to prevent distracted driving, accidents due to texting while driving and other distractions still occur on a regular basis. In recent years, the increase in distracted driving claims has been linked to the proliferation of "smart phone" usage.
Following an injury caused by a distracted driver, it is important to seek experienced legal representation. It is against the law to text, email, read, talk on the phone or conduct other activities on an electronic device while driving in B.C. When these types of activities result in a serious car accident, the victim has a right to seek full and fair compensation for the damages he or she has suffered.
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A variety of injuries can result from distracted driving, including brain injuries, traumatic head injuries, fractures, spinal cord injuries, and whiplash injuries affecting the back and neck. Compensation for such injuries may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, out-of-pocket expenses (including medical expenses), the cost of future care, past and future wage loss, and loss of earning capacity.
Contact our lawyers to discuss your claim and the ways in which your injury has impacted your life. We will help you identify all possible avenues of financial recovery.
Before contacting ICBC, call Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP. We will manage your claim for you and handle all of the legal matters resulting from your car accident injury.
The lawyers at Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP are highly respected litigators whose success is built upon a history of favourable results. We routinely handle ICBC claims resulting from motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving. We utilize our extensive experience as we work to secure full and fair compensation for your serious injury.
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If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, trust a leader in personal injury law in British Columbia. There is no charge for an initial consultation with one of our lawyers, and we take cases on a contingency fee basis. To make an appointment, please call 604-259-0846 in Vancouver or 866-826-9772 toll free. You can also contact us online.