Distracted Driving Attorney in the Bay Area
Holding Careless Drivers Responsible for Their Actions
Distracted driving is one of the main causes of accidents on California roads. When careless people try to multi-task behind the wheel, the results can be deadly. Taking your eyes off the road for more than a second could result in a hazard going unnoticed and causing a serious collision with the vehicles around you.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, the Bay Area car accident attorneys at Mitchell Law Firm can stand up for your rights. Regardless of the type or severity of your injury, you may be take legal action to protect your entitlements after a distracted driving accident.
Our firm has recovered millions on behalf of clients injured in traffic collisions. Contact our distracted driving accident lawyer in the Bay Area and explore your legal options in a free consultation!
Distracted Driving is Negligent Driving
Being distracted behind the wheel is not an excuse for causing a collision, but many individuals may believe this prevents them from being held responsible. In other cases, individuals may attempt to conceal the fact that they were being distracted. In any case, distracted driving is a form of negligence, because it is a careless act in which the individual neglects their duties as a driver.
Drivers are responsible for the safety of themselves and everyone else on the road—careless and reckless behavior can put many people's lives at risk. At Mitchell Law Firm, our car accident attorneys in the Bay Area are able to hold distracted, negligent drivers accountable by helping victims of injury by carefully reviewing their accident situation and determining who the negligent parties were.
Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents
Any action that takes the driver's mind and eyes off the road or the driver's hands off the wheel has the potential to be a distraction. Many people perform these actions without realizing how risky those actions are. Some recent studies suggest that truck drivers are 23 times more likely to cause a collision when texting while driving.
Common driver distractions on the road include the following:
- Eating food and drinking beverages
- Grooming/applying makeup
- Operating a GPS device
- Operating the radio/CD player
- Reading a manual, book, etc.
- Using the cellphone/texting
- Watching a video
If you have lost a loved one to fatal injuries in an accident, you may pursue justice and protect your family in a wrongful death claim.
How to Handle Your Accident Claim
Car accident can leave you with serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and leave you unable to work for an extended period of time. A successful injury claim against the negligent party can award financial compensation for all losses related to the accident: medical costs, present and future lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses. You may even be awarded non-economic damages, such as compensation for the pain and suffering you endured.
To protect their entitlements and secure the compensation they need, it is important for accident victims to review their case with a skilled injury attorney. You may only collect once for same damages—this means that when you do file a claim, you should ensure you are able to receive the full amount of financial recompense. Many individuals make the mistake of filing a claim that does not award them the full amount of compensation they need to make a recovery.
30+ Years of Personal Injury Experience in the Bay Area!
Whether you have suffered serious injury or lost a loved one to fatal injuries caused by distracted driving, our firm may help you determine the full amount of financial compensation you need and pursue an effective course of action. Whether this means filing a claim with an insurance company, against a negligent driver, or a car manufacturer, our car accident lawyers have the skills and knowledge necessary to protect our clients' interests.
Contact our Bay Area personal injury attorney today at (888) 483-8614 to schedule a free consultation online and discuss your case with our team at Mitchell Law Firm.