Lawyer for Distracted Driving Accidents in the San Fernando Valley

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Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver? Distracted driving is defined as participating in any activity that diverts the driver's attention away from driving and any distraction that puts the life of the driver, the passengers, other drivers and pedestrians at risk. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in today's society.

Did you know that 3,331 people were killed in 2011 alone because of a distracted driver? Just to get an idea of how many American teenagers participate in distracted driving, they took a poll and 40% of all teens admit that they have been a passenger in a car with a distracted driver who was using a cell phone. By using a hand-held device while driving, drivers are already four times more likely to get in an accident that could leave themselves severely injured. If your accident was caused by a distracted driver, then you should consult with a San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney from my firm as soon as possible in order to file a claim.

Types of Distracted Driving

So what constitutes distracted driving? Anything that detracts from the primary task of driving should be avoided. Nothing is more important than the value of human life and some drivers do not realize the risk that they are taking with other peoples' lives. The most common forms of distracted driving include:

  • Texting
  • Emailing
  • Browsing the Web
  • Eating or drinking
  • Turning to talk to passengers
  • Looking in the mirror to groom
  • Reading or looking at a map
  • Trying to control a navigation system
  • Playing with the radio
  • Watching a video

Out of all these distractions, texting and driving is by far the most dangerous of them all. Texting not only requires the driver's visual attention, but their mental and manual attention as well. By simply texting, drivers are 23 times more likely to crash. When a driver looks down at their cell phone to send or receive a text, the average amount of time that they look away from the road is 4.6 seconds. During those few seconds, if the driver was traveling around 55mph, then they have already blindly driven the equivalent length of a football field. That is an alarming thought!

Seek Justice with the Help of a San Fernando Valley Car Accident Attorney

Was your car accident caused by a negligent and distracted driver? Many Americans are not fully aware of all the potential dangers that it poses until it is too late and someone is injured or loses their life. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a careless and distracted driver, you deserve to be fully compensated for your loss. Here at the Law Offices of Joel Parker, I am dedicated to protecting the rights of personal injury victims and their families throughout the San Fernando Valley as well as the rest of California.

With a history of case victories, my firm has recovered over $65 million in verdicts and settlements.

If you have recently been injured in an accident, your job is to get well while I handle everything else. With 40 years of experience, I have the knowledge and the skills that are necessary in order to help you recover the full amount of restitution that you are legally entitled to. My firm provides compassionate and personalized legal representation that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Let me help you through this difficult time and I will protect your rights throughout the process. My firm offers a free initial case evaluation to all prospective clients, so you can sit down and discuss your case with me without any financial obligation on your part.

Contact a San Fernando Valley personal injury lawyer from my firm today to get started on your case.

"It has always been my philosophy that the client's only job is to get better and my job is to handle everything else."

- Attorney Joel Parker

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