Accidents Caused by Use of Cell Phones, Other Mobile Devices and Distracted Drivers
Cell phone use in California and the entire United States is widespread and growing. While many people continue to engage in using cell phones while driving, research has shown that most people support some legislative efforts to limit the use of cell phones while driving. Cell phone use while driving distracts the driver and results in many accidents each year. Some of these distracted driver accidents cause injuries and some even cause fatalities with wrongful death accident claims.
If you were injured in any car accident involving a distracted driver using a cell phone, or if a family member was killed with a wrongful death claim, then please contact us now so we can help you. Our consultation and case evaluation is free! There are many deadlines, including the California statute of limitations requiring settlement or suit within a certain time, so please do not let that happen to you. Instead, call our office today to speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney who can help you with your case.Statistics for Accidents Involving Use of Cell Phone or Distracted Drivers
Approximately 660,000 drivers use their cell phones while driving during daylight hours, creating a large potential for crashes and fatalities; and distracted driving accounts for approximately 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities, according to Teen Safe.
According to a study by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in 2013 there were:
- 415 people killed in crashes when at least one of the drivers involved in the crash was using a cell phone.
- 28,000 injuries caused by cell phone related crashes
With greater use of cell phones each year, these numbers are only increasing. See Report of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), entitled “Cellular Phone Distracted Driving: A Review of the Literature and Summary of Crash and Driver Characteristics in California”
In 2016, there were 3,450 people killed in distracted-affected driving crashes (including the use of cell phone or other mobile devices) and 263 or 8% of them were teens (people aged 15-19 years of age), according to the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Safety Administration.Get Help Today!
If you have been injured due the fault of a distracted driver, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. At Walch Law, our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers and legal team are devoted to helping our clients get the very best results, including helping our clients get the best possible medical care (without any payment due until their case is resolved). We can also assist in getting the clients car or truck repaired or paid off if it’s a total loss, obtain a rental car, and when appropriate, get payment for diminution in value of car post repairs. We work to help our clients get the maximum monetary recovery possible for all pain, suffering, inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of daily life activities.
Recovering from injuries caused by car accident can be lengthy and physically and emotionally taxing. Instead of trying to handle a claim on your own, take the pressure off yourself and let an experienced attorney who understands the personal injury claim process assist you. Insurance companies have trained adjusters working to increase their profits and to either limit or even deny your claim, so don’t try to go at your claim alone.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident or other motor vehicle collision caused by a driver using a cell phone or other mobile device, or distracted for any reason, or a family member tragically killed, we would like to help! Please call us now at 1.866 INJURY 2 or 866-46508792 (after hours press “1”) or send us an email now or just use our online contact box to get your absolutely FREE consultation and FREE case evaluation.Why Choose Us to Handle Your Personal Injury Case
At Walch Law, we have over 43 years of experience resolving thousands of car accident claims in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, including cases caused by cell phone use and distracted drivers. If you are trying to find a skilled personal injury attorney to help you with your case, we are ready and willing to help. Our entire team will:
- Work extremely hard to obtain the maximum monetary recovery for your case—We have successfully recovered over $100 million for our injured clients.
- Apply our past experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death accident claims throughout Los Angeles and California, many involving distracted drivers and improper use of cell phones, to your case.
- Give you a free consultation—there is NO charge for our initial consultation on personal injury and wrongful death accident cases. Also, there is NO fee until we win.
- Be available to take your call at any time—Call us at 1.866 INJURY 2 or 1-866-465-8792, after hours just press “1”. You can also contact us online.
- Help you get the medical care you need as soon as possible.
- Help you obtain financial assistance such as cash advances and loans when appropriate while you wait for your recovery.
Our firm takes pride in helping our clients get what they deserve. We have been named Personal Injury Law Firm of Year 2011, 2014 and 2017 and selected Top Lawyers In California (Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence). Our attorneys have the credentials you want in the person who will represent you in your case—in addition to years of experience and leadership within the personal injury world, all our partners are local Southern Californians, born and raised. We invite you to see what others say about us.
Remember, if you or anyone you care about has been involved in a car accident or any truck, motorcycle or other motor vehicle collision, or a family member killed with a wrongful death accident claim, caused by the negligent use of a cell phone or other distracted driver, please call 1.866 INJURY 2 or contact our law office now!