Accidents Caused by Texting While Driving
SKILLED CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN SANTA ROSA
California law makes it illegal for drivers to send or read text messages. Despite California and many other states outlawing texting and driving, this form of driver distraction continues to wreak havoc on our roads and highways. Nearly two years after the California texting-messaging law went into effect, an AAA study found that more people were texting behind the wheel than before the legislation was created. If you were injured due to someone texting while driving, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman today at (707) 575-7141.
STUDIES ON TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that text messaging by truckers made the risk of a crash or near crash 23 times as high as non-distracted driving. A study by the National Safety Council found that 28 percent of all accidents occur when drivers talk on cell phones or send or receive text messages.
Other studies have compared the risks of texting to drunk driving. It’s not uncommon for a rear-end accident to be the result of someone looking at a cell phone screen or keypad instead of the road.
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver, don’t hesitate to talk to an experienced Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer at our office.
CALIFORNIA STATE LAWS FOR TEXTING & DRIVING
In the state of California, texting while driving is illegal. In fact, there is a ban on the use of all handheld devices while driving anywhere in the state. This ban includes:
- Ban on all cell phone use – handheld and hands-free – for bus drivers
- Ban on all cell phone use – handheld and hands-free – for novice drivers
- Ban on texting for all drivers
If you were injured in a car collision that was caused by a driver who was texting and driving, then you should contact a Santa Rosa personal injury attorney from our firm without hesitation. California state laws for strict consequences to individuals who are found guilty of such behavior. These legal consequences, however, do not account for the injuries that were sustained by the victim(s) of the accident.
The best way to ensure that your rights are protected in the aftermath of a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver is by involving an attorney in the matter as soon after the incident as possible. As a victim who was wrongfully injured, you may be able to seek legal retribution for the injuries that were unnecessarily caused to you. With the help of a Santa Rosa car accident lawyer from our office on your side, you can take the appropriate steps for seeking compensation for a claim or lawsuit that is made in relation to your accident.
CONTACT US TODAY
Texting while driving calls for an aggressive attorney who can fight for your rights. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we can put our experience and resources to work for you. We are committed to helping our clients recover the compensation that they both need and deserve as they work toward recovering from a car accident that resulted from a distracted driver who was caught texting while driving. We strongly believe in applying an assertive approach in these cases in order to best yield favorable results for our clients. Contact us today about your traffic accident. Your consultation is free and confidential. There’s no obligation. Let us represent you. With offices from Sacramento to San Jose, we are ready to meet with you and go over your case.