Distracted Drivers And Driving Accidents

Drivers can be tempted by all manner of distraction while on the road. The chief culprit for many drivers is the cellphone, which allows for handheld distraction of the highest order. Videos, texting, even talking on the phone can impair driving ability to the same level as too many drinks. In California, it is illegal to operate a cellphone while driving unless using a hands-free device such as a Bluetooth earpiece or an in-car calling system, but that does not mean that all drivers abide by this law.

If you have been seriously injured in a vehicular accident caused by a distracted driver, it is important that the lawyer you select has experience handling these issues. For more than 25 years, the experienced distracted driver accident attorneys at Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP have helped clients like you achieve the best outcome for their distracted driver accident case. Contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation at our Sacramento or Roseville offices today.

What Is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is technically any activity that takes the driver's attention away from focusing on the road and operating the vehicle. The most common causes of distracted driving are using a cellphone for talking or texting, but other forms can include:

  • Talking to passengers in the car
  • Adjusting the radio, music player or DVD system
  • Reaching for something in the car
  • Reading maps, books or other items
  • Putting on makeup
  • Attending to children
  • Programming a GPS or SatNav
  • Eating, drinking or smoking

Teens are especially prone to distracted driving because of their inexperience behind the wheel, which is why so many campaigns have been waged to get drivers, especially teens, to recognize the dangers of distracted driving.

What To Do After An Accident

Part of exhibiting the negligence of the other driver in your case is taking into account actions related to distracted driving. Our firm is committed to doing a thorough investigation to ensure that you receive the optimal compensation for your case. This means that it is often crucial to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident so that no important details are missed.

Learn About Your Options During A Free Initial Consultation

If you have any questions or concerns about distracted driving after your accident, call our firm at (916) 774-7200 and speak with an attorney about your case. You may also send us an email. We offer compassionate, effective representation to clients throughout Northern California.