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I Was Hit by a Distracted Teen Driver. Can I Sue?

The Law & You
July 16, 2018

The Law and You

I Was Hit by a Distracted Teen Driver. Can I Sue?

A viewer was hit by a teen driver while riding his bike. The teen was texting at the time of the accident. The viewer was injured and had lost his job because of the injuries. Can he sue? Car accident attorneys Greg Fellerman and Molly Clark have the answer.

Dave Kuharchik: We’re talking about a bike incident on the roadways. Back with us tonight from “The Law & You” are attorneys Greg Fellerman and Molly Clark who is here for Ed in The Virtual Law Center. Thanks for being here tonight.

Molly Clark: Thanks for having us.

Greg Fellerman: He’s busy trying a case.

Dave: He certainly is. We have a case, perhaps, to talk for one of our viewers. Harry in Lake Ariel saying, “I was riding my bike on the road and was hit from behind by a teenage girl who was texting. I have a broken shoulder and lots of road rash. I’m not the type of person that sues but I’m really upset and I lost my job as a result of this.” What can you tell Harry here in Lake Ariel, Molly?

Molly: Well Harry, it’s nice to hear that your not the type of person who sues the latter doesn’t want to, you know, go ahead and do that to somebody else but it seems like you’re really hurt and your injuries are serious- pretty significant- and the fact that you lost your job. I think you need to call a lawyer because you definitely have a claim here and being that she was texting, you might have a pretty significant claim. You need to get in contact with a lawyer. They could help you out with getting compensation for your injuries as well as getting some compensation for your lost wages and any kind of out-of-pocket expenses and things of that nature. What do you think, Greg?

Greg: It’s a great case. If you’re lawfully operating your bicycle on the roadway and you get hit from behind, it’s a good case. Plus, you throw in the texting there’s a potential punitive damage claim so I mean it’s not that complicated. The right things have to be done to make sure the case goes. You say get the best recovery- that’s the important part, getting the best recovery. Obviously, this is the time of year we talk about safety. Bicyclists, make sure you have your helmet on. Motorists, be watching for the bicyclists and please put down those phones when you’re driving. That’s a really big problem, you see it all the time, people driving and you’re driving and you look over and there’s a person on their phone. How many times do you see that?

Dave: It doesn’t always end well. We’ve seen that time and time again. Good advice and of course if you need the help of our attorneys you can call them, check them out online, and don’t forget results matter with attorneys Greg Fellerman and Molly Clark. Have a good night.

Greg: Thank you, you too.

Molly: You too.

Dave: and “The Law & You” hotline are there for you.

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