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Common Kinds of Distracted Driving Accidents in California

An increasing number of high-tech features in modern automobiles has created a similar increase in the number of possible distractions for drivers in California. Any motorist who takes his or her eyes off the road—even for mere seconds—can cause a car crash that can possibly result in serious or even fatal injuries.

Did you sustain severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a crash caused by a distracted driver in Southern California? You will want to contact the Los Angeles Injury Group as soon as possible. Call (310) 954-7248 today to have our experienced lawyer review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free consultation.

Texting While Driving Accidents

auto accident lawyerOne of the most common kinds of distractions for California drivers is undoubtedly their cell phones. While a number of hands-free devices have been created to allow people to have phone conversations without holding their phones, many people simply cannot resist the urge to read and respond to text messages.

Texting while driving remains perhaps the most dangerous form of distraction because it involves all three kinds of distractions that take a driver’s focus off the road. Texting is a visual distraction that occupies a driver’s eyes, a manual distraction that takes a driver’s hands off the wheel, and a cognitive distraction that takes a driver’s mind off the task of driving.

When a person causes an accident because he or she was texting while driving, an attorney may be able to subpoena that driver’s cell phone records. Evidence of certain activity during the time of the crash can be proof of negligence.

Other Kinds of Distractions

Despite their popularity, mobile phones are still only one kind of distraction. Drivers can still operate negligently by engaging in any one of a number of other possible distractions.

People injured in crashes caused by inattentive drivers may be entitled to compensation if the motorist operated negligently because they were:

  • Adjusting the radio
  • Operating a Global Positioning System (GPS) or other navigation system
  • Eating/drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading
  • Watching a video
  • Looking for items in the car
  • Observing billboards

Following an accident caused by a distracted driver, you should not engage in any argument about possible settlements. Instead, you will want to make sure that you receive medical attention and then contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a distracted driving crash in Southern California, it is in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Make sure you contact the Los Angeles Injury Group before saying anything to any insurance company.

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorney can fight to possibly get you compensation for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our firm will provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call (310) 954-7248 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.

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