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Distracted Driving and Texting

Hurt in an Accident Caused by Distracted Driving & Texting?

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The numbers of accidents caused by distracted drivers continues to rise. There are more and more in-vehicle systems, such as back-seat video players, built-in GPS screens, and music units, as well as hand held devices that some drivers just cannot ignore. Drivers that text while behind the wheel create a significant danger to all other drivers and their passengers in California.

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At The Dunnion Law Firm, we believe that car accidents caused by negligent, careless, and distracted drivers are completely preventable. Cases involving distracted drivers are incredibly common, but this does not mean their actions are forgivable. Let us help you pursue the justice you deserve.

Have you been injured? Have you lost a loved one prematurely? We are here for you every step of the way. Call The Dunnion Law Firm for your free case evaluation.

Distracted Driving Accidents: a National Epidemic

With the rise of technology and mobile devices, distracted driving has become a national epidemic. In fact, the number of accidents from these activities has reached epidemic proportions. The agency reports that drivers using cell phones for calls or texting increase the risk of a car accident three times.

In the state of California, the following laws have been implemented in an effort to eliminate distracted driving and texting behind the wheel:

  • Ban on all handheld devices for all drivers
  • Ban on all texting behind the wheel for all drivers
  • Ban on all cell phone use for bus-drivers (including handheld and hands-free devices)
  • Ban on all cell phone use for all inexperienced drivers (including handheld and hands-free devices)

Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working hard to get auto makers and state legislators to restrict the numbers of devices built into vehicles as well as the use of cell phones. Unfortunately, despite these legislative efforts, these laws do not protect drivers from reckless and illegal driving habits.

Distracted drivers who fail to recognize how they are endangering others by distracted driving continue to violate the law. Many motorists, especially teenaged drivers, read emails, answer text messages, check social media, or take phone calls while driving. So long as drivers continue to practice unsafe driving habits, California's roads will not be safe from unnecessary harm or danger.

Take Action Against Negligence Today

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident caused by a distracted driver, then you have a right to pursue compensation for all damages, both economic and non-economic. Economic damages are the costs of medical care, loss of wages, transportation costs, and estimated future economic losses in cases of serious injuries. Non-economic damages are paid for the pain and suffering of the victim. At The Dunnion Law Firm, we can help you pursue you maximum amount of compensation possible.

Whatever injuries, damages, or losses you have sustained as a result of someone else's careless behavior, you can trust our legal team to stand at your side every step of the way. We are here to fight for your rights, for justice, and for full compensation. Contact our California distracted driving and texting attorneys or fill out our online form for a free consultation to learn how we can help you specifically.