Distraction.Gov is a website dedicated to the awareness and prevention of distracted driving. It offers some disturbing statistics about the frequency of distracted driving and the consequences. According to the site, 431,000 people were injured and 3,179 people were killed in 2014 as a result of distracted driving. They also state that at any given moment there are 660,000 drivers using phones or electronics while driving during the day.
Distracted driving entails any activity that draws your attention from the road, even for a second. These include, but are not limited to:
While there are advancements in technology emerging to make our cars safer to drive – such as lane departure warnings, automatic braking, blind spot warnings, and hands-free Bluetooth features – human error is still the main driver behind all distracted driving accidents.
The moments after a distracted driving accident are the most crucial. Injuries and damage done is taken into account. If a police report is filed, the insurance adjusters take that into account as well.
In any car accident lawsuit, finding out who’s at fault is one of the most important aspects. The negligent driver, responsible for the distracted driving accident, should be held responsible for any damage incurred from the accident. However, the responsible party may not be always easy to uncover, and is often left to law enforcement or the insurance companies to analyze.
Dealing with reports from law enforcement or insurance companies can feel overwhelming for all parties involved. In our experience, insurance companies often prolong the process through claims delays or low settlements, leaving victims frustrated and helpless. That’s where the team of Landay and Roberts steps in.
If you have been involved in a car accident where distracted driving was the cause, and you were injured as a result, contact us right away here in San Diego, CA. Landay and Roberts will help navigate through the logistics of your case and fight for your rightful compensation. We offer free case consultations.
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