Cell Phone & Texting Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles

In the state of California, it is illegal to operate a cell phone and vehicle at the same time without a hands-free device.  When that law is broken, resulting in an accident, contact an attorney to help you hold the other driver responsible for their negligence.

With over 35 years of professional legal experience, I have seen a spike in cell phone and texting while driving related accidents, which result in tragic and avoidable consequences. When drivers are distracted by their electronic device, it takes their attention away from their operating duties. When drivers disobey traffic signals or are simply inattentive to the other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists around them, their vehicle becomes a two ton assault weapon that can lead to devastating injuries. Just as technology interrupts their ability to operate a vehicle with care, it also provides physical proof of their use when they are in an accident. When evidence is so readily available through the acquisition of phone records, my clients can benefit financially and are able to recover from the accident effectively.

Approximately 37% of motorists have admitted to using their phones either to talk or text while behind the wheel of a car. Cellular phone and texting accidents are becoming increasingly common and we are committed to putting a stop to the rising trend by holding these individuals responsible for their negligence. I offer a free consultation to those who have been injured as a result of these avoidable accidents and provide the resources of my full service firm to each client who retains my counsel.  I want to help you recover quickly from your injuries, and gaining financial restitution from the negligent driver is the very first step in that process.

Cell Phone Related Accident Statistics

I am aware that 28% of all traffic crashes in the United States are caused by drivers using a hand help phone for calls or to text message. Unfortunately, that is not the only frightening statistic that leads to dangerous road conditions that result in injury. Other statistics include:

  • Average Time a Driver is Looking at their Phone Instead of the Road When Texting: 4.6 seconds
  • Percentage of Drivers Under Age 18 Who Admit to Texting While Driving: 46%
  • Percentage of People Who Have Sent or Received a Text While Driving: 37%
  • Percentage of People Who Regularly Text While Driving: 18%
  • Percentage of Time Spent Driving in the Opposite Lane While Texting: 10%

Unfortunately, my clients know all too well that it only takes one time for them to be the victim of Cell phone or texting accidents. These injuries can be devastating, causing broken bones, brain injury, spine injury, and even death. As an attorney, I am here to help you begin the investigative process that will provide the evidence I need to hold the negligent motorist responsible for your injuries, pain and suffering.

Using the Tools of Technology

Each Los Angeles personal injury attorney understands that we can now use technology to our advantage, holding the negligent drivers who harm our clients responsible for their injuries. A few techniques that are court approved and viable in my firm’s strategic presentation to the judge and jury include:

  • Apply proof that a cell phone was in use at the time of the accident
  • Pleas to the jury to favor our case, because of the irresponsible nature of these accidents
  • Use of cell phone records as evidence in a car accident

I work hard to develop an iron clad case that will provide my clients with the financial freedom to heal fully from their injuries. This includes taking the time off work they need for treatment, and receiving the proper medical care going forward.

Recovery Begins with a Phone Call

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while the other driver was distracted by their cell phone, it is important to retain my firm’s experienced services today, so your road to recovery is shortened. Call The Law Office of Marvin S. Lanter today at (310) 276-1142 to discuss your case, and begin compiling the evidence necessary to provide you with a fair and deserved financial settlement.

 

Related Links:

Car Accident Overview

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