Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers
Distracted driving is unfortunately a very common component in many auto accident cases. Distracted driving is a danger to all those on the road and it leads to hundreds of thousands of accidents every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 400,000 people were injured in traffic accidents involving a distracted driver in 2018. If you were injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you need. Gary G. Goldberg, Attorney at Law, can represent you.
Gary G. Goldberg, Attorney at Law, advocates on behalf of those injured because of another’s negligence as a top priority. With decades of experience handling a variety of car accident cases, Mr. Goldberg is well-versed in cases involving distracted driving. After a car accident, contact Gary G. Goldberg and schedule a no-cost consultation.
Proving a Distracted Driving Car Accident Case
In California, financial compensation can be obtained after a car accident caused by another driver’s distracted driving. However, to successfully pursue a claim, it is necessary to prove that the other driver was responsible for the accident and ensuing damages. To achieve a successful outcome, evidence demonstrating that the other motorist was driving while distracted and that this negligent action caused the accident must be strongly demonstrated. Car accident claims based on negligence need to establish the following four elements:
- The other motorist owed the victim a duty of care at the time of the collision.
- The motorist breached his or her duty of care.
- Damages resulted from the accident.
- The motorist’s negligence was a direct cause of the collision.
Causes of Car Accidents in California
Distracted driving is a serious issue that affects millions of people every year. Distracted driving involves any action that diverts attention from driving. Unfortunately in today’s fast-paced world, it can be very easy for drivers to become distracted. A few of the most common forms of distracted driving include:
- Tuning the vehicle’s radio.
- Talking to other passengers in the vehicle.
- Drinking or eating while driving.
- Grooming while driving.
- Reaching for an object inside the car.
- Texting on a cell phone.
- Talking on the phone.
- Looking up directions.
Obtain the Compensation You Deserve Following a Distracted Driving Car Accident
Distracted driving car accidents are serious and can lead to serious bodily harm and financial loss. If you were the victim of a car accident, you need the support of an experienced personal injury attorney. A qualified attorney can establish liability and obtain the compensation you need.
Gary G. Goldberg believes championing on behalf of injured car accident victims is of paramount importance. With nearly 40 years of dedicated experience, Mr. Goldberg has successfully represented many clients who suffered a variety of damages as a consequence of an accident caused by distracted driving. If you were injured in a car accident, contact Gary G. Goldberg. Complete the online contact form or call (951) 788-8325 to schedule a free consultation today.