Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Texting While Driving Lawyers

Technology has given us the ability to communicate anywhere, anytime, and for whatever reason. Unfortunately, this luxury is often abused. Far too many people believe that their phones are more important than the road that lies ahead.

Even the safest drivers have little to no way of preventing a texting while driving accident. Imagine this: you’re at an intersection and the light turns yellow. You slow down. Unfortunately, the person behind you is too busy sending a text message to see you stop.

If the driver looks up in enough time, he or she might still be able to slam on the brakes. But, unfortunately, it’s too late. The collision propels your car into the busy intersection and oncoming traffic. If you’re lucky, you’ll walk away with only minor injuries and a damaged car. Of course, the consequences of texting while driving can be much worse.

So, what do you do when someone who feels that their phone is more important than your well-being completely disrupts your life? A wrecked car, pain that keeps you from earning a living, and mounting bills all need to be addressed. After all, this wasn’t your fault.

Don’t Suffer Because of Someone Else’s Selfish Behaviors

Almost every state has laws against texting while driving. Still, a person knowingly and willingly put your life in jeopardy. He or she selfishly believed that sending a message was more important than the lives of everyone else on the road. Let’s hold these people accountable for their actions.

If you were injured in an accident because of the negligence of a texter, then you may be entitled to compensation. Of course, filing a claim can be a hassle. Sifting through paperwork, long hours on the phone with adjusters, and even having to deal with litigation can be overwhelming. All the extra work to successfully recover a fair claim may seem like too much—especially when you’re dealing with painful injuries.

Moreover, insurance companies often offer much less than you deserve. Adjusters are hoping to make a quick, easy settlement. Since most people want simply to move beyond this difficult time, they accept the low-ball offer. This is how insurance companies make their profits.

And who suffers? You. Not only are you dealing with the fallout of a texting while driving accident, but you also fall victim to an insurance company’s desire to make a profit.

Don’t Fall Prey to Greedy Insurance Adjusters

The Ward Law Group won’t let insurance companies take advantage of you. We do all the necessary legwork to process your claim so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. After all, those who hire personal injury lawyers typically receive higher settlements. Attorneys have experience in negotiating with insurance companies. Why work harder and settle for less by doing this on your own?

Is English your second language? Don’t let that affect your opportunity to secure a fair settlement. Insurance companies may take advantage of those who don’t understand the complex language used for processing claims. Our bilingual team at The Ward Law Group helps Spanish-speaking victims of car accidents navigate the claims process.

Common Types of Texting While Driving Claims

Putting others’ lives at risk just to send a text message is dangerous and negligent behavior. Some, however, may think that checking a text message is harmless—even necessary—while driving. Not true. Did you know that a car can travel about the length of a football field during the time it takes to check a text? That’s about 300 feet in which someone operating a three- to five-ton vehicle isn’t paying attention to what’s in front of them.

The result: lives permanently changed. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,000 people lost their lives in 2017 because of Texting While Driving. That’s just under 10% of all fatal crashes for that year. Also, according to the CDC, more than 1,000 people will be injured in Texting While Driving accidents each day.

When texting while driving causes an accident, the victims deserve compensation for their injuries, property damage, and any other losses.

Accidents caused by texting while driving can include:

Types of Texting While Driving Injuries & Compensation

A distracted driver doesn’t follow the rules of the road. Texting while driving takes their attention away from any potential road and traffic hazards. As a result, an innocent person may suffer significant, life-changing injuries.

If you or a loved one suffered any of the following injuries because of a driver texting while driving, you may be entitled to significant compensation:

  • Burns and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
  • Herniated discs
  • Internal bleeding
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Loss of senses (blindness, deafness, etc.)
  • Disfiguring injuries
  • Coma
  • Psychological effects of an accident
  • And much more…

A personal injury lawyer can do more than make sure your medical bills are covered. A skilled lawyer can secure funds for lost wages, loss of earning potential, property damage, pain & suffering, and the many hidden costs associated with texting while driving accidents.

The Ward Law Group takes care of the claims process so that you and your family can live comfortably as you work through this difficult time.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

A car accident can be traumatic and confusing. After all, one minute you’re going about your everyday business. Then, probably with little or no warning, a collision leaves you in shock and wondering what to do next.

Your first priority is safety. Shut off your car and move to a safe area away from traffic. If you have significant injuries—especially involving the head or neck—don’t move until first responders can assist you. As soon as possible, call 911 or your local emergency number.

If you suspect any type of injury, get treatment. Even if you don’t feel pain right away, it is best to get checked out by your doctor a day or two after an accident. Some injuries don’t exhibit symptoms until days after an accident. Without proper medical documentation linking your injuries to the accident, it may be more difficult to settle a claim.

Once the police arrive, they will create an accident report. Make sure you ask for the report number and names of any of the officers on the scene. Also, take pictures of the accident site or ask someone to send you pictures. Request the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any potential witnesses. This information can make the claims process easier.

If you suspect your accident was the result of texting while driving, consider enlisting the help of a personal injury attorney. Attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with texting while driving accidents and negotiating the claims process. They often uncover facts and information you may unknowingly overlook. A lawyer’s careful attention to detail may help you recover significantly more than if you tried to handle the claims process on your own.

Let The Ward Law Group’s Bilingual Team Help You

All too often, the negligence of other drivers and the greed of insurance companies leave innocent victims struggling to keep their families afloat. Gregory Ward once worked for the insurance companies. He saw how the claims process worked against innocent victims who tried to settle on their own. This was especially true for Spanish-speaking individuals who didn’t understand the complexities of the claims process.

Gregory Ward founded The Ward Law Group after witnessing these injustices. He didn’t want to see innocent families suffer any longer. A simple call to The Ward Law Group gives you a trusted ally throughout the insurance claims process. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. So, don’t delay. Schedule your expert legal consultation today!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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