Distracted Driving Accidents In California
Distracted driving is a serious hazard on roads throughout the country. Texting is one of the most common and most dangerous driving distractions. Despite the fact that texting while driving is prohibited by state law, it is still a huge problem on California roads and highways. If you have been injured in an accident and the other driver was texting while driving, you deserve to be compensated. Our San Diego distracted driving accident attorneys at Martinez & Schill LLP, a motor vehicle accident law firm in San Diego, have the skill and experience to prove your personal injury claim and secure the maximum compensation you are due.
Dangers Of Texting While Driving
There are many different distractions that can interfere with driving, including eating, changing channels on the radio and attending to personal grooming, but none of them are as dangerous as texting while driving. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers are 23 times more likely to be in collisions if they are texting while driving. In fact, texting while driving is about six times more dangerous than even driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If we can prove that the other driver in your accident was texting while driving, which can be done using phone records as well as other things, we will ensure that driver is held accountable.
The greatest danger in texting while driving comes from taking your eyes off the road for as much time as is needed to write your message and send it out. When a driver enters and sends a text, that driver’s attention is taken from driving for at least five seconds. In the course of that time, when driving at 55 mph), the driver will drive the length of a football field. In that expansive distance, a driver can veer into oncoming traffic; drive off the road; run a stop sign or red light; fail to see stopped traffic ahead, causing a rear-end collision; plow into a pedestrian; etc. The amount of damage that can be done in the short time it takes to send a text cannot be overestimated.
Consult An Experienced Car Accident Injury Team Today
If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one in an accident that you suspect involves texting while driving, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Our San Diego distracted driving accident attorneys will carefully assess your case and provide an honest evaluation of your prospects for compensation. We handle all our personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so there is no financial risk to you in pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of your family member. Call 619-512-5995 in San Diego or 951-290-3367 in Riverside.