Oxnard Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
We Fight for You!
With the rise of cell phone usage, people are becoming more and more distracted as they drive. At The Schurmer Firm, we fight for the rights of the injured. If you were injured in a distracted driving accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. We're here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Is Considered Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from the road. While driving, your eyes and mind should be on the road and on the cars around you. Anything that takes your attention away from the road is a distraction. Common examples of distracted driving include:
- Using a cell phone
- Talking to passengers
- Eating and drinking
- Adjusting the radio
- Reading a book or newspaper
- Using a GPS
- Playing with a pet
- Changing the temperature or radio station
What Are My Legal Options if I Was Injured by a Distracted Driver?
If you were injured in a distracted driving accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver and/or the driver's insurance company. In California, the driver's insurance company is responsible for paying for the injured victim's medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. If the driver does not have insurance, the victim can sue the driver personally for the damages.
To build a strong case, we will need to gather as much evidence as possible. This will include:
- Police reports
- 911 calls
- Eyewitness accounts
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional damages
We will work to prove that the driver's negligence was the cause of the accident. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care in a given situation. In a distracted driving accident, the driver's negligence is the use of a cell phone, text message, or other device while driving. If we can prove that the driver's negligence was the cause of the accident, we can prove that the driver is liable for the victim's damages.
Victims who are injured by a distracted driver may be eligible to receive compensation for their:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The amount of money you are awarded will depend on the severity of your injuries and the negligence of the driver. The more severe your injuries, the more money you may be owed. If the driver was using a cell phone or other device when they crashed into you, they may be liable for your damages. Our team will work to prove that the driver's negligence caused your accident, and that they are liable for your injuries.
Why Hire Our Oxnard Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys?
After a distracted driving accident, you may be overwhelmed. You may not know where to turn for help. You may not know how to get the compensation you deserve. At The Schurmer Firm, we fight for the rights of the injured. We fight for you.
"This was the first time I have ever used a lawyer and I could not be happier with the results you produced."- Bruce Heimlich
"Trustworthy, hard-working and incredibly intelligent!"- Eunice C.
"The first day I met Mr. Schurmer he was very nice and courteous, right away he told me that he was going to do everything he could to help me and he did."- Marco Minero
"I Am Truly Grateful"- Nordella
Our firm's personal promise and commitment to you is to make sure that we care about you as a person. Every client who has been injured deserves the proper representation and our goal at The Schurmer Firm is to ensure that they get that.
$3 Million Drunk Driving Accident
Settlement for a 42-year-old gentleman who was seriously injured when a drunk driver crossed over the double yellow line.
$950,000 Bilateral Leg Fractures
Settlement on behalf of a disabled gentleman who was seriously injured when a medical transport van driver failed to appropriately fasten his wheelchair to the interior of the van.
$100,000 Knee Injury
Settlement against a local municipality due to an injured knee.