Cell Phone Accidents

Increased Cell Phone Accidents in Southern California Due to Cell Phone Usage

Cell phones. While the increased use of them has amounted to many good and productive things for our society, the distraction of them has become a serious cause for concern. While we might only hear about the most high profile cases, there are actuallyseveral accidents in Southern California where cell phone usage is to blame. All it takes is 3 seconds to go from an easy drive along the coast to a deadly situation. Case in point, cell phone usage was among the causes of 23 percent of auto collisions in 2011.

Even though it is illegal to hold your cell phone or text while driving in Southern California, people do it every day. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, young drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents when distracted by things such as text messaging or talking on the phone.

What can we do? Well, first of all, if you are one of the many drivers who admit to using your phone while driving, a look at the data should help you go cold turkey on that bad habit:

  • Texting while driving will make you 23 times more likely to crash*
  • Texting while driving will make you about 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated*
  • Texting while driving will slow down your reaction speed by about 18%*

If you have been the victim of a car accident due to a distracted driver who you believe was using their cell phone there are several steps you can take.

  • Take down detailed notes of what happened in the accident, including the time of the accident.
  • Call 911 right away to report the accident and get a time stamp of when it happened
  • Find out if any nearby witnesses saw the other driver on his or her phone
  • Request that the police get the phone records of the other driver to find out if they were talking on the phone or texting at the time of the accident.
  • Call a personal injury attorney for help to formulate your case so that you get the settlement you deserve.

If you have been the victim of a car accident due to someone’s negligent use of a cell phone while driving, please know that we want to help you. With all the steps that you need to take it can feel overwhelming at times. Here at King Aminpour Car Accident Lawyer, our main goal is to make sure that you focus on what matters most: getting back to the state of health you enjoyed before your accident. Any of our experienced car accident lawyers can provide you with quality legal services so that you can focus on your recovery. If you are not sure whether you need a car accident attorney to work on your case, please give us a call at (858) 333-3333. One of our lawyers would be happy to speak with you about your case and will provide you with a no-obligation consultation. We want you to experience wholeness and recovery, without having to worry about coming up with large retainer fees, or worrying about legal bills. That is why all of our personal injury attorneyswork on contingency, meaning we will get a percentage of the settlement we get for you. No settlement means no out of pocket expenses. That is our promise to you. Please call us today and find out how King Aminpour Car Accident Lawyer can help get you the money you deserve to get back on your feet after being the victim of a cell phone accident: (858) 333-3333.