Due to technological advances and society’s continuous desire to stay connected to family, friends, and colleagues at all times, drivers are now able to talk and text via hands-free features found in many new vehicles. Not all drivers have access to this type of technology. Some drivers continue to use their hand-held electronic devices to talk or text while driving, despite the fact that numerous states have enacted laws prohibiting these activities.
California is one of many states that have laws in place to help prevent dangerous distractions caused by talking or texting on a cell phone or other handheld device. Unfortunately, these laws have not completely eliminated the problem, nor have they removed the dangers associated with these types of driver distractions. There are still many people driving along California’s roads and highways who continuously put themselves and others at risk by talking or texting on their phones while driving.
Reports have shown that accidents caused by driver distraction can be just as severe as those caused by drunk drivers. If you have been involved in an accident you suspect was caused by driver distraction, you may be uncertain about how to prove that fact. The attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. have been successfully representing the victims of car accidents in the Orange County area for more than 30 years. Our firm has an in-depth familiarity with the various visual, manual and cognitive distractions that are capable of causing a car accident and they know how to conduct investigations and gather the necessary evidence to help support your claim.
They have a comprehensive understanding of California laws on the subject and they can subpoena phone records to fully establish that the other driver was in fact responsible for causing their injuries. As a result, the firm has been able to help countless clients recover fair compensation. If you need legal assistance to prove driver distraction in an accident, contact the firm and schedule to meet with an Orange County personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.