Texting and Driving Accidents: Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible
Now more than ever, motorists are texting while driving. Texting and driving accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Often, they result in fatalities. In San Diego, CA, texting or failing to use a hands-free device when speaking on the phone while driving is illegal. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another driver's negligence, we encourage you to call us at (619) 272-4028 to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys have helped many car accident victims to collect the compensation they need and deserve.
Once liability is established, we will work to collect maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
The Consequences of Texting While Driving
While it may seem innocent to respond to a text message behind the wheel, even taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds can result in devastating consequences for the driver and other motorists. The driver who was texting may be liable for the injuries and damages resulting from the car accident. Our attorneys can gather evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was texting while driving. Once liability is established, we will work to collect maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
Proving Negligence in Texting and Driving Accidents
The State of California has prohibited texting while driving in an effort to reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities that occur on our roadways. In order to prove that the driver was using their phone and behaving negligently, we must:
- Prove the defendant had a duty to act reasonably and drive in a safe manner that respects the safety of other drivers.
- Demonstrate how the defendant breached their duty of care.
- Provide evidence that proves the defendant's negligence was the cause of your injuries and damages.
If you were involved in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may have suffered both physical and psychological injuries in addition to significant property damage. Once we prove that another party's negligence was the cause of your losses, we can help you collect compensation for:
- Immediate and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Damage to your vehicle
Depending on your case, there may be more compensation at stake. There are also certain time limitations governing your ability to make a personal injury claim. If you have been in an accident, call the police and seek any necessary medical treatment. Next, you should contact a personal injury attorney. Do not discuss details of the accident with the other party, and do not speak to any insurance adjusters. Instead, defer their questions to your attorney.
Schedule a consultation
We understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact these types of car accidents can have on a victim. Our attorneys can protect your best interests throughout this process. If you or a family member has been injured by a texting driver, call (619) 272-4028 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation.