Your Advocate After Accidents Caused By Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is fast becoming one of the top causes of traffic accidents today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 391,000 people are injured by distracted driving accidents alone; nearly 3,500 are killed in those accidents.
While laws have been put in place to counteract these deadly effects, like California’s ban on using hand-held devices or texting while driving, we at the Law Offices of Michael R. Kaiser know that it will take more than the law to hold distracted drivers accountable. That’s why we put our efforts into maximizing compensation for those victimized by distracted driving. Higher insurance rates and possible traffic citations can be just the wake-up call a negligent driver needs.
Distractions Beyond Texting
While texting or using a cellphone are the most common forms of driver distraction, anything that impairs your visual, manual or cognitive abilities while driving can create a recipe for disaster. Such behaviors include:
- Checking email or incoming text messages on a smartphone
- Talking on your phone (even car phones!) or with a passenger
- Changing the radio station or adjusting your AC
- Singing along to the radio
- Applying makeup while driving or digging around in a bag or purse
- Drinking or eating while driving
With all of California’s congestion issues, all it takes is half a second to turn a daily commute into a serious collision. Even being stopped at traffic signals or stop-signs doesn’t minimize the risk. These activities all take attention away from the road, so distracted drivers are less aware and less apt to check their surroundings before pulling ahead into a perhaps-still-busy intersection.
What Can Victims Do?
If you or a family member was involved in a distracted driving accident, we can help you pursue compensation for any injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering and property damage you’ve endured as a result. Attorney Michael Kaiser has more than 40 years of experience handling personal injury claims and a background in insurance defense. He therefore knows how to build strong cases with the right evidence to obtain full and fair compensation from insurers.
Let Us Help You Recover
If you or a loved one was injured in a distracted driving accident in Palm Springs or anywhere in the Coachella Valley, we can help. Schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyers today by calling 760-322-0806 or sending us a message online.
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