Distracted Drivers – Cell Phone Texting Accident
Orange County Accident and Injury Lawyer
Cell phones are an integral part of daily life, and unfortunately many distracted drivers can’t resist texting or emailing while in the midst of driving. The California office of traffic safety recently released figures showing that 36% of Californians believe that the use of cell phones for emailing or texting represents the greatest risk to safety on the roads today.
In 2013, over 70% of Californians reported that they had either been hit by or narrowly missed being run into by a person using or talking on their cell phone.
In the most recent year for which there are results, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported more than 3,500 deaths and over 420,000 injuries resulting from accidents involving a distracted driver.
My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and I have been serving the injured victims of car and motor vehicle accidents in Orange County for more than 40 years. The number of distracted driver cases in recent years is skyrocketing, and my first message is simple – put your phone away when you drive. The inevitable accident isn’t worth it. If you or someone you love is injured in an accident involving a distracted driver I can help to hold the negligent driver accountable.
Lane Drifting and Rear End Accidents
Distracted drivers tend to “drift” within their lanes, in some cases crossing the center line endangering on-coming traffic. Lane splitting is legal in California, and congested freeways seem to offer an opportunity to “check in” with emails or texts.
Unfortunately looking away for even a moment can cause the vehicle of the distracted driver to drift into another lane striking another vehicle, or run into the motorcycle that was moving between the lanes of traffic. The resulting serious injuries to those on a motorcycle can be life threatening.
Traffic that was moving at 25 to 30 mph can suddenly come to a stop, and those who are distracted can miss the developing situation and run into the back of the vehicle in front of them resulting in serious injuries to the driver and passengers in the car(s) ahead, as well as the occupants of their own vehicle.
If You Or Someone You Love Has Been Injured by a Distracted Driver Call an Attorney with More than 35 Years of Experience
Distracted driving is a reality we must all deal with, and if it has resulted in your injury you deserve an experienced and proven attorney who will protect your interests and help to set things right. I invite you to call for a free and confidential consultation at 949-273-2693 or contact us to schedule an appointment in person.
You will speak with me personally, and I will help you to understand how the process will work, and handle all communications and legal work associated with your case. I have extensive trial experience, and insurance companies know that I will do whatever is necessary to ensure that you receive fair compensation for what has happened.