Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable
In its 2016 annual report, the California Office of Traffic Safety surveyed 1,271 drivers aged 18 and over at gas stations in 15 counties throughout Central, Northern and Southern California. The report contained many statistics regarding distracted driving accidents and fatalities. Here are some of the grim statistics:
- In 2016, 3,450 people were killed by a distracted driver
- In the U.S. in 2015, 391,000 people were injured due to a negligent and distracted driver
- 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities are the result of distracted driving
California has banned texting while driving and hand-held cellphone use, but some people still use their phones while driving. They don’t realize how dangerous it is, or they simply choose to ignore the risk. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, it is wise to consult a qualified attorney before accepting an insurance settlement.
Help For Victims Of Irresponsible Drivers
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we have successfully represented many clients who have been injured by careless, distracted drivers in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. Whether your injury is relatively minor or very serious, you have the right to seek financial damages. Attorney Scott Corwin will help you understand all your available options.
Scott J. Corwin is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of only 700 lawyers who have won multimillion-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. He is also a member of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association (MVTLA), and holds an AVVO rating of 10.0 (“Superb”).
What Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving involves factors that take the driver’s attention off the road. It’s extremely common and includes much more than texting while driving. Drivers may also be distracted by:
- Talking on the phone without a hands-free device
- The use of mobile apps or social media
- Eating or drinking
- Talking to other passengers
- Putting on makeup, combing hair or other grooming
- Reading maps or using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player or other music device
Even a brief distraction can be dangerous, and there is never any excuse for not watching the road. If you have been injured in this kind of car accident, Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, will work hard to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation.
Responsive Advocacy And Practical Advice
Because distracted driving accidents are entirely preventable you may feel angry or frustrated about what happened. Scott J. Corwin will take the time to listen to your story, and offer responsive, compassionate and effective legal counsel. Attorney Corwin provides personal attention to each and every client.
Call an Experienced Lawyer Today
When you need a highly qualified attorney to help you get compensation for a distracted driving injury, choose Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation. For a free case evaluation, call us at 800-946-9440 or contact us online.