Albuquerque Distracted Driving Accidents Lawyer

When a distracted driver leaves you suffering serious injuries, we can help you get the compensation you need to recover.

Between traffic, road, and weather conditions, driving demands your complete attention. One glance at your phone or toward passengers in the back seat is long enough for a potentially serious car accident to occur. At the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr., our Albuquerque car accident attorney provides aggressive legal representation for victims in these cases. With more than three decades of practical experience, Ed can assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover.

Representing You When Distracted Driving Accidents Happen

According to crash reports from the New Mexico Department of Transportation , distracted driving is responsible for more than 20% of all car accidents, injuring an estimated 20,000 people and proving fatal for over 400 others each year. At the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr., we hold at-fault drivers accountable when these crashes occur.

While the City of Albuquerque has banned the use of handheld communications devices behind the wheel, drivers continue to violate these laws. As an experienced Albuquerque distracted driving accident attorney, Ed represents clients injured as the result of drivers who text, make calls, or engage in other distracted driving behaviors, such as:

  • Taking photos, videos, and posting to social media;
  • Changing GPS or radio stations;
  • Reaching for items in the glove department or back seat;
  • Eating or drinking while driving.
  • Unfortunately, when drivers take their eyes off the road for even a few seconds others can end up suffering the consequences.

    Holding At-Fault Drivers Accountable

    When distracted driving accidents occur, there are several options in terms of seeking compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. You may be entitled to file a claim against the at-fault party's insurer. However, these companies are a for-profit business, which means these claims often get denied or downplayed.

    At the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. , our experienced attorney can negotiate with insurance representatives on your behalf, helping to ensure you get the maximum amount to which you are entitled. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, Ed can advise you on your rights in filing a personal injury lawsuit. Damages you may be entitled to include;

  • Current and future medical expenses;
  • Lost wages and future losses in income or benefits due to lingering disabilities;
  • Compensation for the pain, suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life suffered by you and your family members due to your injuries;
  • Punitive damages, which is additional compensation awarded when the at-fault driver's actions are particularly negligent.
  • Let Our Albuquerque Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Assist You

    The Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. can be a strong ally on your side to help you get the compensation you are entitled to when car accidents occur. To discuss your options, reach out and contact our Albuquerque distracted driving accident attorney today and request a consultation.