As any auto accident victim can attest, the negligent driver always claims that it wasn’t his/her fault. Fortunately for the individuals who suffer broken bones, emotional distress, and financial ramifications from being hit by a reckless driver, the proof is clearly in the pudding.
According to several studies, the #1 cause of car accidents is distracted driving. Now, distracted driving can take many forms (the big one in the news currently being texting and driving), but regardless of whether the driver was speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the result it the same — if the driver caused the accident, he/she is potentially liable for your injuries. Speak to an experienced auto accident attorney about your legal rights.
Common examples of distracted driving
Distracted driving is rampant in the San Fernando Valley. With many commuters in a rush to get to work, they can look for ways to ‘save time’. This can include:
- Eating while driving
- Putting on making while driving
- Reading the paper while driving (yes, we’ve seen this!)
- Paying attention to a child or passenger in the back seat and not the road
And, of course, texting and driving. It seems that many drivers convince themselves that texting while sitting in traffic on the 101 is safe. After all, you are not really ‘moving’ so much as sitting in bumper to bumper traffic. Regardless of whether the driver is stopped at a stop light / sign or sitting in traffic, texting while driving is still against the law. If you or a loved one has been hit by a driver who was paying attention to his/her cellphone and not the road, contact an experienced Woodland Hills auto accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.
What can victims of distracted driving expect?
Victims of distracted driving accidents have legal rights. They can hope to potentially recover financial compensation for the injuries they suffered, as well as money for lost wages, hospital bills, doctors visits, and other damages. With the right auto accident attorney by your side, you will be able to prove that the other driver was indeed driving negligently by engaging in some form of distracted driving that caused the auto accident in which you were injured.
Don’t let an insurance company tell you that you can’t recover financial compensation for your injuries. Contact skilled auto accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg today for a free consultation to discuss your potential case and financial recovery.