Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous and can lead to catastrophic injuries on the roadways throughout California. Cell phone use, and texting, in particular, is one of the worst distractions for today’s drivers. At Mancini & Associates, we are here to help if you have been injured in an accident caused by the actions of a distracted driver in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, or San Bernardino County areas, let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve today.
Data collected by the California Office of Traffic Safety reveals that 28.8% of drivers in this state identified distracted driving (texting or talking) as the biggest problem on the roadways. This type of behavior is incredibly dangerous, and though we do not have exact figures related to how many accidents are caused by texting and driving in California, we can look at national numbers to give us an idea of how serious the problem is.
Data available from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that approximately eight people are killed in distracted driving accidents each day. During the most recent reporting year of data available from the CDC, more than 400,000 people were injured as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver.
Injuries caused by texting and driving are often severe, particularly because these incidents commonly occur at higher speeds and without drivers attempting to slow down before striking other vehicles or pedestrians.
At Mancini & Associates, we regularly help clients who have sustained the following:
In addition to these acute traumatic injuries, texting and driving accident victims regularly suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma. Our team’s goal is to help ensure that clients recover compensation for not only their visible injuries but also for the unseen emotional and psychological injuries.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a distracted driver in California, the team at Mancini & Associates is ready to help. Our car accident attorneys have extensive experience helping clients in the Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County areas, and we have the resources necessary to help you secure just compensation, including for your medical bills, pain, and suffering, lost income, and property damages.