California Distracted Driving Accidents
Last Updated: 05-01-2017
Have you or a loved one been hit by a driver who was distracted at the time of the accident? Are you struggling to pay off the resulting medical bills and other expenses? Has your life changed for the worse because of someone else’s negligence? You should not have to suffer the consequences alone. The other driver owes you for the pain and financial damages he or she has caused you and your family. Get the justice and the compensation you deserve with help from a legal professional.
At Wilshire Law Firm, our car crash lawyers never leave accident victims in the dark. From start to finish, we keep our clients informed of their case’s status and best legal options so they can feel secure. We also use our legal skills and resources to develop personalized, winning legal strategies that work towards producing optimal case results (we have recovered millions). To learn more about how our firm can help you obtain a maximum recovery, call us toll-free at (800) 522-7274.
Distracted Driving Is Unacceptable. Period.
Some people do not take driving as seriously as they should. Somehow they forget or just ignore the fact that they’re operating a heavy vehicle at very high speeds, and take their eyes off the road for “just a few seconds” to perform an activity that can always wait. What they don’t realize is that a lot of distance can be covered in just a few seconds; in fact, when traveling at 55 miles per hour, it only takes five seconds to cover the length of a football field! Imagine driving that distance with a blindfold on, and it’s easy to see why distracted driving is such negligent, irresponsible, and ultimately unacceptable motorist behavior.
Unfortunately It’s On the Rise
With the advent of portable digital technology, distractions for drivers have significantly increased. While it is a FINEABLE OFFENSE in California and many other states to text or talk on a phone while driving, many people, especially teenagers and young adults, still do it on a frequent basis, if not every day. And the consequences are devastating.
According to key facts and statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 were in injured in auto accidents involving distracted drivers.
- 10 percent of all teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.
- Approximately 27 percent of distracted drivers in fatal crashes are drivers in their 20s.
The activities which commonly cause distracted driving accidents include talking and texting on the phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, using a navigation system, and adjusting an electronic music device.
People who are aware of the dangers of distracted driving are turning to hands-free devices as a supposedly safer alternative. However, these devices may be just as distracting, and dangerous, as manual devices. To learn more about this topic, click here.
We Defend the Rights of Distracted Driving Accident Victims
At Wilshire Law Firm, we are not just dedicated to informing the public of the dangers of distracted driving, we are also vigilant in our efforts to defend the rights of those innocent individuals who are seriously injured in distracted driving car accidents due to no fault of their own. If you have sustained considerable damages in a distracted driving accident, please contact our office today and let us:
- Conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your accident to extract evidence that strongly supports your claim
- Negotiate a full and fair settlement deal with the insurance company
- If negotiations don’t work out, fight aggressively for you in court to net you an optimal verdict
To receive a free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys, call us today at (800) 522-7274. You may also submit an online contact form and we will get back to you in no time at all.