Far too many Californians are injured every year by drivers whose attention is on seemingly anything except the road. Cellphones, navigation systems, DVD players and numerous other distractions take attention away from the task of driving. The result, far too often, is a crash resulting in injuries. If you or your loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision, a skilled attorney can help uncover whether distraction played a role.
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, we provide powerful representation to those who have been injured or lost loved ones in all types of auto accidents. Our San Francisco lawyers conduct thorough investigations to determine the cause of each collision. We then employ decades of trial experience to recover full and fair compensation for our injured clients. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we will do everything we can to obtain a positive outcome in your case.
We invite you to contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss what happened in your crash. You can reach us by calling 415-421-7995 or toll free 888-745-2988. You can also contact us online.
Understanding the Laws on Cellphone Use and Texting in California
Using a handheld cellphone while driving has been illegal in our state since 2008. Hands-free devices such as Bluetooth are still legal. Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use any device while driving, whether hands-free or not. A 2009 law made it illegal for any driver to write, read or send text messages while driving.
Despite these restrictions, many people continue to use their phones while their vehicles are in motion, jeopardizing the safety of others. In motorvehicle accident cases, our San Francisco attorneys obtain cellphone records to determine whether the at-fault driver was on the phone at the time of impact or was involved in texting in the moments leading up to the crash. If so, your personal injury claim is strengthened.
Additional Examples of Distracted Driving
Crashes are caused by a wide variety of distractions other than cellphone use. Our lawyers have assisted clients who injured by drivers who were engaged in various activities inside their vehicles, including:
- Eating or drinking in the car
- Making adjustments to the radio
- Programming navigation systems
- Arguments with others in the car
- Disciplining children
- Putting on makeup, combing hair and similar activities
Contact a Bay Area Car Accident Lawyer
To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your auto accident with an experienced lawyer, contact Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP by email or call our San Francisco office at 415-421-7995 or toll free at 888-745-2988.