At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we provide aggressive representation to victims of distracted driving accidents in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. Because distracted drivers are unaware of their surroundings, they frequently cause rear-end and high-impact collisions that result in catastrophic injuries. We believe that victims of car accidents deserve just compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident, you probably have concerns about recovery and paying medical expenses and bills. SoCal Injury Lawyers will address those concerns by providing you with knowledge, compassion, and dependable service. We are knowledgeable in the insurance and negligence laws that apply to distracted driving claims and have a proven history of achieving successful outcomes inside and outside of the courtroom.
At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we have a well-deserved reputation as dedicated advocates of underserved communities and are fluent in Arabic and Spanish. When you consult with us, we will take the time to listen to your concerns, explain all your rights, and explore your options for obtaining compensation. We offer free consultations and will not charge any attorneys’ fees until we win compensation for you. Contact our office today so we can get started on your distracted driving claim.
Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents in Southern California
Distracted driving accidents are becoming increasingly common in Southern California, due in part to the widespread use of smartphones and advances in onboard technologies (e.g GPS, internet connectivity). While it is illegal to text and drive under California law, these forms of distraction remain pervasive, particularly with younger drivers. Additionally, drivers are frequently distracted by:
- Talking to passengers
- Tuning the radio
- Eating and drinking
- Kids in the backseat
- Grooming (combing hair, applying makeup)
Regardless of the reasons, distracted drivers pose a danger to other drivers and pedestrians. A distracted driver may be unaware that traffic ahead has slowed and caused a rear-end collision. Similarly, a distracted driver who ignores a traffic signal (e.g. traffic light, stop sign) can cause a high-impact collision (e.g. T-bone accident, head-on collision) or a pedestrian accident. In short, distracted driving accidents can result in catastrophic injuries.
Damages You Can Recover
If you’ve been injured in a distracted driving accident, SoCal Injury Lawyers can help you obtain compensation that includes economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover your actual financial losses such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical and rehabilitative bills
- Loss of earning capacity
Non-economic damages are designed to compensate you for intangible losses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the distraction was caused by drunk or drugged driving or led to another traffic violation, you may also be awarded punitive damages which are designed to punish the distracted driver and deter other drivers from engaging in similar recklessness.
Do I have a valid claim?
To prove your distracted driving claim, our car accident attorneys must demonstrate the following elements of negligence:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care
- The other driver breached that duty of care
- The other driver’s breach resulted in the accident
- The accident is the direct cause of your injuries
In California, all drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a safe manner and avoid causing injuries to others. A driver who uses a cellphone, eats, drinks or becomes distracted for another reason is said to have breached the duty of care.
At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we will conduct an extensive investigation, which includes obtaining and reviewing the police report, identifying and interviewing witnesses and consulting with accident reconstruction specialists. We have the skills and resources to hold the distracted driver that caused your injuries accountable and will fight to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Our Experienced Southern California Distracted Driving Lawyers
Being injured in a distracted driving accident is an overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial burden. SoCal Injury Lawyers can help to lift that burden by providing you with first-rate representation and caring, efficient service. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind, knowing that our tenacious distracted driving accident lawyers are in your corner.
Our lawyers have sharp negotiating skills that are essential for dealing with insurance companies that often seek to settle distracted driving claims for as little money as possible. If an insurer refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, we will take them to court. We are committed to helping you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve, whether through negotiation or litigation.
Above all, we will always put your best interests first and stand by you every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a distracted driver, please contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.