Texting while driving increases the risk of crashing 23 times! Distracted driving kills more teenagers than drunk driving.
Texting while driving is a national deadly epidemic. 9 Americans are killed every day in a motor vehicle crash because of a distracted driver. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 people were injured in a motor vehicle crash caused by a distracted driver. In 2014, 1,717 drivers from 15 to 20 years old died in vehicle crashes. That number is sadly increasing. Car crashes are the leading cause of death of 15 to 20 year olds.
Quirk Law Firm LLP, has represented mothers, fathers and children of people killed and injured by distracted drivers. Quirk Law Firm has requested and filed motions with California Courts seeking punitive damages against distracted drivers and their employers. If you have been injured by someone texting while driving, our injury lawyer in Ventura County may be able to help.
The Dangers of Texting and Driving
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as eight people a day are killed while more than 1,000 others are injured as the result of distracted driving behaviors such as texting, making phone calls, sending emails, or even talking to other passengers or changing GPS settings while behind the wheel. Distracted driving increases your risks of being involved in an accident by increasing the likelihood of missing traffic signals, drifting into other lanes, and failing to notice and respond to changes in traffic patterns. The CDC lists three main types of distractions:
- Visual distractions, which require you take your eyes off the road;
- Physical distractions, which require you to take your hands off the wheel
- Cognitive distractions, which divert your thinking and attention.
The CDC states that of all the different types of activities in which drivers engage behind the wheel, texting while driving is particularly dangerous, as it involves all three types of distractions. If you have been involved in this type of accident, it is important to speak with an automobile injury attorney right away.
Compensation For Texting While Driving Accident Injuries
Under the California Vehicle Code, texting while driving is illegal in the state, and drivers who are injured as the result of these types of accidents may be entitled to compensation and punitive damages. The Quirk Law Firm, LLP will assist you in pursuing a claim against an at fault driver through either of the following ways:
- Through an insurance company claim: While the insurance company may attempt to downplay or even deny your claim, we negotiate on your behalf, investigating and uncovering evidence such as drive cam videos, news footage, cellular phone logs, ambulance records, hospital records, police reports and witness statements to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
- Through a personal injury lawsuit: If a proper settlement amount cannot be reached, our trial lawyer in Ventura is prepared to file the appropriate court documents to obtain damages including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Providing The Legal Representation You Need To Get Results
We work on a contingency basis. If we do not recover money for you, you owe us nothing. If you or someone you love has been injured in a texting while driving accident, get the experienced legal representation you need and contact our texting while driving attorney today. The Quirk Law Firm, LLP, we can advise you on how to hold responsible driver’s accountable for the damages they have caused, and assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover. We serve Ventura, California and the surrounding areas.
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