DISTRACTED DRIVING VIOLATIONS CAUSE ACCIDENTS IN BEVERLY HILLS
In the smartphone era, distracted driving is a more prevalent problem than ever. The use of phones and other electronic devices while driving has become a common threat to the safety of drivers in Beverly Hills. Distracted driving can also involve anything that takes a driver’s attention from the road. For example, looking at a billboard, changing the radio station, or attending to children are all forms of distracted driving. Regardless of the causes, distracted driving puts everyone on the road at risk.
Impacts of Distracted Driving In Beverly Hills & California
In California, there are laws that prohibit texting while driving and other acts that lead to distracted driving. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, in 2019, California saw 3,142 people lose their lives to fatal car accidents attributed to distracted driving. That is only the fatal accidents – that number does not account for the certainly far more numerous non-fatal accidents caused by distracted driving.
Furthermore, these statistics are likely underrepresenting the actual impact distracted driving has in causing accidents, as most people who get into an accident due to their distracted driving are unwilling to be candid that the reason they crashed was that they were on their phone or engaging in some other distracted driving violation. Despite these alarming statistics, there are still many Californians that still text and drive or engage in distracted driving despite knowing the risk. In 2019 alone, 57.9 percent of California drivers surveyed said they had been hit or nearly hit by a driver talking or texting on a mobile device. Violations of distracted driving laws constitute negligence per se, so if you are the victim of a car accident involving a distracted driver, it means you are very likely to recover on any legal claim made against them.
Call Us Today to Speak to a Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyer
At Jalilvand Law, we have a dedicated team of attorneys who will handle your claim against a distracted driver that caused you to be involved in an accident with the utmost diligence and care. We will ensure that their violation of distracted driving laws will not go unnoticed and will play a crucial role in ensuring you recover the compensation you’re owed upon the successful resolution of your claim. Contact our firm today for a consultation, either online or by phone, at 310.478.5800.