A quarter of all accidents are caused by driver distraction or inattention. In fact, brief actions such as tuning the car radio, checking one’s GPS, reading a store sign, checking your email on a phone, or trying to pick up a fallen French fry are all causes of driver inattention, and this can lead to an accident. If these little actions are combined with really high speeds then it means that if you need to stop quickly, it would be really hard.
Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation car accident attorneys in Malibu represent various victims of all accidents including those that have been brought about by driver inattention. We have had a lot of experience over the years and we have taken on cases that incorporate all types of driver distraction. In case you or your family member has been in a car accident that was caused by a driver who was distracted, get in touch with us right away.
Fatigued or drowsy driving is a huge contributor to driver inattention that leads to road accidents. The National Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that there are over 56,000 crashes every year caused by drowsy driving. In addition, drowsy driving also causes more than 40,000 non-fatal accidents, and 1,500 fatalities. Big rig drivers and truck drivers are some of the most affected drivers when it comes to fatigued driving. These same accidents usually occur on highways and freeways, leading to solo accidents, rear collisions or head on collision accidents.
The Council on National Safety in 2010 released a report that indicated that texting and talking on cell phones cause 28% of all road crashes, around 1.6 million every year. In another study, it was found that drivers who send and receive text messages while driving are likely to cause an accident 23 more times that one who is not. Most drivers usually ignore the traffic law in Malibu that has prohibited talking and texting without a hands free device. Furthermore, it has also been found that eating while driving is also dangerous since it causes accidents. An insurance agency found that eating is also a distraction while driving and it can cause accidents if a driver is not careful.
Victims of road accidents caused by distracted driving are eligible to get compensated. In case, you are injured in a road accident, or a loved one has been killed in a road accident caused by distracted driving or negligence, you can talk to a personal injury attorney in Malibu. An experienced personal injury lawyer knows the legal issues that you need to check and cover so that your suit can be successful. In fact, an experienced Malibu attorney will be able to help you get maximum compensation from the driver who caused the accident. We do not charge any fees for consultation, and we will not also charge you if we do not win the suit that you bring to us.
We serve clients all of Southern California including Pasadena, Century City, and all of West LA. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and need legal advice, call our office at (310) 598-1719 today.