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Driver Distraction in Lancaster Car Accidents
Compensation for Distracted Driving Accidents
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by a driver who was talking or texting behind the wheel, contact us at Accident Attorneys for a free case evaluation to find out whether you have ground to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
If it can be proven that the other driver was at fault for causing the accident due to the fact that he or she was willingly engaging in distracting activities while driving, you may be able to recover financial compensation. Our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined legal experience, and we are ready to take action on your claim for damages.
Texting While Driving Is Illegal in Lancaster and Palmdale
Under the terms of California Vehicle Code §23123, all drivers are prohibited from using cell phones and other handheld electronic communications devices behind the wheel. Many states across the country ban cell phones only for teenage drivers, but California's ban applies to drivers of any age.
This includes a prohibition against talking, as well as sending or receiving text messages. The ban is a primary enforcement law, which means that a police officer can pull a driver over on the grounds that he or she was talking or texting behind the wheel and without any other reason.
How Common Are Distracted Drivers?
Using a cell phone while driving is obviously dangerous. In fact, AT&T recently conducted a survey that found that 98 percent of commuters believe that texting or sending email behind the wheel is dangerous. In spite of the widespread recognition of its danger, many drivers continue to engage in this behavior.
The same survey found that 49 percent of commuters admit to texting while driving, in addition to 43 percent of teenagers. It is also becoming increasingly common, as evidenced by the fact that 60 percent of commuters reported that they never would have texted behind the wheel as recently as 3 years ago.
Help from an Experienced Antelope Valley Car Accident Attorney
By hiring an Antelope Valley personal injury lawyer to represent you in legal action, you may be able to not only recover financial compensation for your losses but also bring pressure to bear against the dangerous trend of driver distraction.
One of the most common types of product liability claims involve auto parts leading to a car accident. Other types of product liability claims include the following faulty products:
Children’s toy parts
Design defects are one of the most common product liability claims filed. Manufacturing defects are another common type of claims filed. An anottorney can help you determine what is the most practical approach for your case.
To successfully file a product liability claim, whether for a design or manufacturing defect, is to prove the file a claim that proves:
Your (the defendant’s) relationship to the product
Unreasonably dangerous condition of the product
The relationship between your injuries and the defective natur eof the product
Your case does not need any prestige or size to qualify for a product liability claim. You deserve justice in your case as have the tens of thousands of individuals who have filed product liability lawsuits each year. If you are ready to take the next step to fight for what you deserve, give our team a call today!