Distracted Driving Accidents
What constituted distracted driving?
With the high traffic rates California, the state saw a rising number of distracted driving accidents after cell phones became a commodity, and even more after texting grew to popularity. To counteract the number of car accidents, injuries, and deaths caused by such negligence, the State passed a law in 2008 banning handheld cellphone usage while driving, and another law in 2009 banning texting while driving. Even still, hundreds of injuries and deaths are caused by individuals who break these laws and drive while distracted.
Drivers can allow themselves to become distracted by other things, as well. Perhaps they are eating while driving, adjusting the stereo, applying makeup, or even talking with a passenger. If a person causes an accident because they allowed themselves to be distracted while driving, they are liable for any damages and injuries that result. Victims of these accidents can suffer catastrophic injuries that result in long-term impairment, debilitation, or even
wrongful death. This is why you should hire a San Bernardino injury lawyer immediately after being injured by a distracted driver. An attorney will be able to assist you in filing a personal injury claim and fighting the insurance companies for a fair payout.
Why You Need a San Bernardino Car Accident Lawyer
Attempting to file a claim without counsel or representation will significantly reduce your chances of a successful recovery. Only an attorney will be able to estimate how much your claim is truly worth and fight skillfully for fair compensation. The Law Offices of Vetchtein & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation, has represented numerous victims of distracted driving and can help you recover your damages. Get started on your case by filling out the firm's online evaluation form or by calling today to
contact an attorney. The firm has an outstanding support system and will not stop fighting until the best outcome has been won for your case.