If you have been injured by someone who was checking Facebook, fiddling with their stereo, texting, or otherwise driving while distracted then give us a call. We offer a free case evaluation and assist you in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Driving while distracted is not only negligent and reckless, it is against the law. California vehicle code 23123.5 states: A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication, unless the electronic wireless communications device is specifically designed and configured to allow voice-operated and hands-free operation to dictate, send, or listen to a text-based communication, and it is used in that manner while driving.
According to the FCC, 18% of all fatal accidents are caused by distraction. That means nearly 500 of the California’s ~2,758 annual fatalities are caused by distracted drivers.
Glancing at your phone for 4 seconds while traveling 55mph results in your vehicle traveling 320 feet; that is longer then the length of a football field.
Unfortunately, distracted driving accidents are on the rise. In fact, many people think they are “good” at driving while multitasking. The reality is, innocent victims are hurt and injured by distracted drivers, just like people are hurt for no good reason by drunk drivers.
If you know someone who drives while distracted please share this video below with them.