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. 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.
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 San Jose Car 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!