If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident caused by a distracted driver in California and were injured as a result, trust the experienced personal injury team at MI ABOGADO ®. We are dedicated to helping injured people like you hold any and all negligent parties accountable for their actions. We will fight tirelessly so you can see just compensation for your losses.
Distracted driving is a national epidemic, claiming thousands of lives each year across the United States, and the statistics are only getting worse. As technology has become more integrated into our lives, the number of distracted drivers behind the wheel has increased exponentially. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving was the direct cause of 3,522 deaths in the United States in 2021 alone, a twelve percent increase from 2020, and has claimed over 29,000 lives since 2012. That’s an estimated 9 people each day who lose their lives as a result of a distracted driver. In 2020 alone, 324,652 people sustained injuries as a result of distracted driving. That accounts for nearly 900 people each day.
After sustaining injuries as a result of a car accident, our team at MI ABOGADO ® believes you and your loved ones should be prioritizing your recovery. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not share the same philosophy. With dedicated teams of investigators and lawyers, those companies will do everything they can to undervalue your claim and minimize your rightful compensation just so they don’t lose a cent of their vast profits. That’s why it’s critical you seek aggressive and relentless representation from an experienced personal injury attorney.
Based in Los Angeles but proudly serving clients across California, MI ABOGADO ® has represented over a quarter of a million clients like you, with 96% seeing just compensation for their losses. Additionally, we will not take any upfront fees for our services. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do. We are prepared to represent clients involved in any kind of distracted driving accident today. Let us start fighting for you, your best interests, and your future. We will fight for the maximum possible compensation for your pain and your losses.
Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents in California
Distracted driving can take on many forms and be attributed to countless distractors. A driver taking their eyes off the road for just 5 seconds, at a speed of 55 mph, is the equivalent of driving the entire length of a football field with their eyes closed. Cell phones, by far, are overwhelmingly the culprit in distracted driving accidents. Some of the leading distractors resulting in distracted driving accidents include:
- The use of a cell phone, including sending texts, emails, using the internet, and checking social media.
- Talking on the phone, especially when not connected to Bluetooth or using a hands-free device.
- Using and adjusting a GPS or navigation system.
- Fiddling with the vehicle settings, especially if done so on a screen.
- Switching radio stations or changing the music.
- Eating or drinking while driving.
- Grooming or applying makeup.
- Rearranging objects in the vehicle or reaching for objects.
- Distractions inside the car, including passengers and children in the vehicle.
- Distractions outside the car, including rubbernecking, looking at the scenery, or looking at billboards.
- Cognitive distractions such as listening to loud music, singing, talking, daydreaming, and worrying.
Many states have enacted legislation banning certain practices that contribute to distracted driving, such as laws banning handheld cell phone use and texting and driving. While this is a step towards ensuring safer roadways across the United States, these laws are often violated and it is difficult to spot perpetrators before an accident has taken place.
California’s laws regarding distracted driving are especially strict, requiring that cell phones may only be used while driving in a manner that allows for hands-free listening and talking. This means that it is expressly illegal to even adjust a GPS app manually. Texting is only permitted while driving when it can be done so completely hands-free. Moreover, in California, drivers under 18 are not allowed to use a cell phone while driving altogether, even if it was configured to allow for hands-free use.
Common Injuries Sustained as a Result of Distracted Driving Accidents in California
Like any accident, injuries from a distracted driving accident can range from minor to severe, and even fatal, and that doesn’t account for the emotional toll that such accidents take on those involved. All victims of distracted driving accidents, however, deserve to see just compensation for their losses. The most common injuries following a distracted driving accident include:
- Lacerations, scrapes, and cuts
- Broken bones
- Whiplash injuries
- Internal injuries
- Tissue damage
- Back and spinal cord injuries, sometimes resulting in paralysis
- Head injuries, including skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries
- Facial injuries, including facial lacerations, eye injuries, eye socket injuries, and injuries to the nose
- Permanent disabilities and impairments
- Mental and emotional traumas such as anxiety conditions and PTSD
- Wrongful death
How California Personal Injury Law Firm MI ABOGADO ® Can Help You with Your Distracted Driving Accident Claim
MI ABOGADO ® has served nearly 300,000 clients with a 96% success rate, recovering millions in the process for our clients. We have been recognized by many prestigious organizations for our commitment to and success in the field of personal injury law. Through our vast experience, we understand that, following a distracted driving accident, your recovery needs to be your first priority. The last thing you need to be doing is negotiating with uncooperative insurance companies. Recovering from a devastating distracted driving accident, and supporting a loved one through their recovery, is a full-time job.
That’s why MI ABOGADO ® makes it our mission to handle the rest. We have a comprehensive network of trusted medical professionals across the state of California so we can ensure that you are receiving the highest quality medical care possible. It is our mission to take the pressure off your shoulders so you can focus on what matters most: your health, your family, and your future. We pride ourselves on offering responsive and effective representation, and we make it our mission to secure the highest possible settlement.
Founding Attorney Javaheri has worked for big law firms, and was stunned by the clients’ lack of access to the people they were trusting in their most vulnerable moments. Client calls were handed off to case managers, who are trained in customer service and not the law, and the majority of the work was pushed off to paralegals and inexperienced associates with minimal oversight. That’s why Attorney Javaheri made the switch and founded MI ABOGADO ®, a boutique law firm, where he limits the number of cases he takes so he can personally ensure that our team can be responsive to every client. We know that bigger isn’t always better. Better service is better.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Today
At MI ABOGADO ®, we understand that no amount of money can ever undo the pain, hardship, and stress that you’ve endured as a result of a distracted driving accident. However, you deserve to see justice for what you’ve lost and you have the right to hold any and all negligent parties accountable for their actions. In fact, doing so can help make your community safer from the dangers of distracted drivers. A settlement can’t undo the damage, but it can help you recover both physically, emotionally, and financially from your losses, giving you the best possible footing upon which to rebuild your life and find your new normal.
Our team strongly believes that after a tragic accident such as a distracted driving accident, with medical bills and lost wages weighing heavily, you shouldn’t have to be further burdened just to seek justice for what you’ve lost. That’s why we take every personal injury case on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid a cent until you see a rightful settlement for your losses. There are zero upfront fees for our services. That’s how confident we are that you will see just compensation following a devastating distracted driving accident.
MI ABOGADO ® offers free, confidential, and no-obligation consultations and second opinions. Contact us today. The sooner you reach out, the sooner you can see just compensation for your losses.