One of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted drivers. In
fact, in 2012 more than 3,000 people died as a result of distracted drivers.
Although most states now have regulations in place in order to prevent
distracted drivers, many people do not heed these laws and cause accidents
as a result.
Cell Phones and Distracted Driving
Distracted drivers can cause minor fender benders but they can also cause
serious injury as well as death. By far the leading cause of driver distraction
is cell phone use. Whether the driver is texting, talking or emailing,
cell phone use causes more distracted driver accidents than any other factor.
Cognitive Vs Manual Distractions
Drivers can also become distracted by things on the road such as people,
billboards and accidents. These are all visual forms of distraction. Distraction
can also come in the form of cognitive and manual. Cognitive distraction
occurs any time a driver is not thinking clearly and manual distraction
happens when the driver's hands leave the steering wheel. This can
happen when driver's bend over to pick something up, when a driver
is applying makeup, changing the radio or eating, among other things.
In California, it is not illegal to eat in the car, for example, but it
is illegal to use your cell phone in any way, shape or form. If your car
accident was caused by a distracted driver then you are entitled to seeking
a personal injury claim against them with the help of a skilled attorney.
How a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Can Help You
At Habbas & Associates, we have more than 175 years of experience helping
victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others. If this describes
your accident situation then consider speaking with a San Jose personal
injury attorney from our firm today. We can evaluate your case, free of
charge, and develop a strategy for the best way to make sure that you
get the compensation you are deserving of. Our firm offers a high quality
of legal professionalism that you can be confident in should you become
a client of our firm.
Contact a San Jose car accident attorney from Habbas & Associates today for the recovery that you deserve!