It only takes seconds of looking away from the road when driving for a catastrophic accident to occur. Distracted driving has become an ever more serious problem as Americans have become increasingly reliant on cell phones, distracted driving has become a serious problem. Texting causes major distractions on the road that may lead to accidents and severe injuries.
If you were struck by a vehicle whose driver was texting, you may experience physical, financial, and emotional pain. The accident may have left you with a back injury, broken bones, a concussion, serious cuts, and other injuries. You may be unable to work to support yourself and your family. You may have to undergo surgery and face months of physical therapy or visits to a chiropractor.
You and your family may also struggle with bills you cannot pay. You may be struggling to afford basic living expenses without your regular income. The financial burden may also cause an emotional strain on your entire family.
A Los Angeles texting while driving accident lawyer may be able to help. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm handles personal injury cases involving motor vehicle collisions and other types of accidents. Call our office at (800) 794-0444 to determine your legal options after a collision.
Why Texting While Driving Is So Dangerous
Some people do not realize how dangerous it is to look down at a phone while driving.
A person who is texting must look at the phone to read or type a text message. Even if a person only takes his or her eyes off the road for a few seconds, that is enough time for an accident to occur, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A car moving at a moderate speed can travel hundreds of feet in the time it takes the driver to read or type a brief text message. A driver who is not watching the road may not see a light that turned red, a vehicle that stopped, or a person who started to cross the street. Just a few seconds of distracted driving can cause catastrophic injuries to others.
Despite the danger and numerous warnings and pleas from government agencies, media outlets, and others, many drivers continue to text while driving instead of waiting to read or send a message or looking for a place to pull over. Distracted driving can lead to accidents that can seriously injure or kill drivers, passengers, and other people who may be traveling on the road nearby.
How a Los Angeles Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer May Be Able To Help You
California Vehicle Code § 23123 prohibits any cellphone use unless the driver can use the phone hands-free while operating a vehicle. Under California Vehicle Code § 23142, drivers under 18 years of age may not use any cell phone while operating a vehicle, whether the phone has a hands-free option or not. Those who violate these regulations can receive fines.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you seek a financial award for your accident-related injuries. Our team can investigate the cause of the collision that injured you. If the driver was texting immediately before the crash, we may be able to prove that by examining cell phone records. That information may prove that the driver acted negligently and was liable for your injuries.
In some cases, a Los Angeles texting while driving accident lawyer can successfully negotiate a settlement with the responsible driver’s car insurance company. Other times, if we cannot reach a settlement that we consider fair for a client, we may file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue financial compensation for a client’s injuries. We do not shy away from tough cases, and we are willing to take a case to court.
You may be thinking that since you remain unable to work due to your injuries, you cannot afford to pay an attorney. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis. That means that you will not have to pay us any money upfront. We will only collect a fee for our services if we recover a financial award to compensate you for your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a texting while driving accidents lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Get Help From a Los Angeles Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer
Drivers who cannot resist the temptation to read or send a text message while driving put their own safety and that of others in jeopardy.
If you were injured in a car accident that occurred because the driver was texting, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you seek justice. We can work to pursue a financial award on your behalf, either by negotiating a settlement with the driver’s auto insurance company or by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Financial compensation could cover your medical bills and lost income, giving your family some peace of mind.
Do not wait to reach out to our team for help: California’s Code of Civil Procedures §335.1 only allows victims of personal injuries two years to file a lawsuit if necessary. This means that the sooner you contact a Los Angeles texting while driving accident lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, the sooner we may be able to start working on your case. Call our office at (800) 794-0444 to determine how a Los Angeles texting while driving accident lawyer may handle your case.