With the ongoing fires in Southern California, many drivers are — understandably — extra tense. This means that road rage, distracted driving, and auto accidents can increase, as drivers are focusing on matters other than the road in front of them.
While we generally think of texting and driving when it comes to distracted driving, there are many other forms of driving while distracted. These can include:
- putting on makeup
- reading (yes, drivers have been known to read the paper while stuck in traffic on the 101!)
- talking on the phone
- sun glare in your eyes
- changing the radio station
- reaching for something in the backseat, such as a child’s toy
- paying attention to fires in the distance
We have probably all seen the terrifying videos of the fires raging seemingly feet from the Los Angeles freeways… While hopefully, the worst is over, it is still best to be extra vigilant while on the road. And if you or your family has lost their home to these ravage fires, our thoughts are with you.
With enough to worry about with these raging wildfires, if you or a loved one are in an auto accident, it is best to delegate your claim to the best accident attorneys in Woodland Hills who are trained to handle such matters. If you were injured by another driver’s negligence or distracted driving, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries. The types of monetary compensation available in personal injury accidents includes:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Future damages
This list is not exhaustive. For a more detailed conversation about what you could potentially recover and how much your claim may be worth, contact an experienced auto accident attorney.
Who do you call
Auto accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg has been representing accident victims throughout Woodland Hills and the San Fernando Valley for more than 35 years. He is consistently recognized as one of the top personal injury attorneys in his space and his law firm has been named one of the Fastest Growing Law Firms in the country by Law Firm 500 for the past two years. For a free, no obligation consultation, contact Barry today. Our experienced legal team is available 24/7 to assist you.