Distracted driving has become one of the top factors in auto accidents today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2015, distracted driving led to at least 3,477 deaths in the United States. When most people think about distracted driving, they picture someone texting or talking on their cellphone. However, distracted driving also includes eating or drinking, playing with the car’s navigation system, engaging in personal grooming, conversing with passengers or reading.
If you have been injured by a driver who was engaged in other activities, or you lost a loved one, it is important to talk with a knowledgeable auto accident attorney as soon as possible. Having more than 10 years’ experience handling car crashes, Mr. Christopher Burk knows what is needed to show the other driver acted in a negligent manner. He is there to address your concerns, help you gather documentation pertaining to the accident and assist you in holding the negligent party accountable.
The heaviest Harley-Davidson motorcycle weighs about 730 pounds. The average passenger vehicle weighs about 4,000 pounds. When these two collide, the rider of the motorcycle is usually the one left with severe injuries that include the following:
Due to the seriousness of these injuries, motorcycle riders often face months, if not years, of rehabilitation. In some cases, they will never fully recover from the trauma they have experienced, requiring ongoing medical treatment and personal care. Adding to this stress, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to claim the biker is at fault. Our motorcycle accident attorney has a deep understanding of these tactics and is passionate about fighting for the little guy. He takes your burden on his shoulders so that you can focus on healing.
There are often underlying factors when a collision involves a tractor trailer. The trucking company may have encouraged their drivers to violate federal guidelines concerning driving and resting time; the truck load may have exceeded limits allowed by state law; or the truck itself, may not have been mechanically serviced on a regular basis. If you have been involved in an accident involving a tractor trailer, our team will initiate an in-depth investigation of the accident to uncover any illegal activities on the part of the trucking company.
Once we have all the facts and the evidence to back up our findings, our truck accident lawyer aggressively pursues the compensation you need to get back on your feet and resume your life. Mr. Burk is not intimidated by trucking companies or their legal teams, and he is known for his tenacity in the courtroom. If you have been hurt by a jerk, better call Burk.
The Patriot Law Firm is ready to level the playing field between the little guy and faceless insurance companies, and we will go the extra mile to provide our clients with a favorable resolution.