Carelessness is often the cause of many Los Angeles car accidents. Distractions in the car, such as the radio, pets, children, and most commonly cell phones are cited as the cause of many injury accidents in California. In Los Angeles, drivers spend hours in their cars, commuting to and from work; spending lots of time on their cell phones.
According to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSB), driver distraction was documented in 80% of auto accidents and was the main cause of 25-30% of auto accidents.
Although, using handheld cell phones while driving, have been illegal in California for some time, many still engage in this distracting and dangerous activity.
If you are involved in an auto accident and suspect that the party who is at fault was using a cell phone at the time of the accident, be sure to give this information to the investigating police officers.
In the event of a serious accident, such as a car accident, trucking accident, taxi accident, or a pedestrian accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer can assist you in handling of your case. At the Law Offices of Jubin Sharifi, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a FREE CONSULTATION.