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Santa Ana Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Other drivers on the road have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe and attentive manner, while following all the rules and laws of the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that another driver caused through distracted driving, you could be entitled to a claim to collect all of the damages linked to the accident and your injuries

Putting together a claim for the insurance company can take some time, and the process is complex and requires the collection of evidence, writing of the claim, filing and then negotiating it with the insurance company. A Santa Ana distracted driving accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian PC can step into your shoes and handle the full process on your behalf. 

California Distracted Driving Laws and Statistics 

A statewide study by the CA OTS, the California Office of Traffic Safety, found that in 2015 respondents to the CA Traffic Survey noted that “texting while driving” was the most serious distraction on roadways, and 59.6 percent of the drivers who were surveyed stated by had been hit or nearly hit by a driver who was talking or texting on the phone. Across the US at large, in 2014 there were 3,179 people killed on US roads due to distracted driving, while 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that involved distracted drivers. 

Distracted driving in California is illegal, and drivers who can be proven to have been distracted before they hit you will be liable for the injuries and damages they cause. The CA OTS notes that people are using smartphones, cellphones, and other devices to keep their minds off safe driving. Distracted driving is when: 

  • The eyes of a driver are not focused on the road
  • The mind of the driver is not focused on driving 
  • The hands of the driver are not on the wheel 

When any of these 3 behaviors is being engaged in, the driver is distracted, and they are breaking CA traffic laws. The handheld use of a cell phone or other electronic device is illegal in California, meaning hands-free use like a speakerphone or the use of voice commands when not holding the phone is allowed. 

Connect with a Santa Ana Distracted Driving Accident Attorney from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian PC

One of our experienced attorneys will take the time to briefly review the facts and circumstances of your distracted driving accident to determine if your case is a fit with the skills and expertise of our distracted driving accident lawyers. Reach out to us by phone at 714-400-2000, or contact us to schedule your initial consultation.