Crashes Caused By Texting And Cell Phones

Distracted driving has become a nationwide problem, contributing to 5,474 fatal traffic crashes in the United States in 2009 (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

While the California legislature has taken considerable measures to prevent distracted driving accidents by banning all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving — for calls, texting, checking e-mail, etc. — thousands of accidents still occur each year due to distracted or inattentive driving. Sadly, many of these distracted driving accidents could have been prevented and resulting catastrophic injuries and fatalities could have been avoided.

Strong Advocacy For Victims Of Distracted Driving Accidents In Los Angeles

At Avila & Shaddow, our Woodland Hills car accident lawyers pursue full accountability against negligent drivers whose carelessness caused unnecessary suffering. We work relentlessly to obtain maximum compensation for clients in car accident cases involving illegal texting or cell phone use.

Helping Crash Victims Since 1999: Contact our Woodland Hills law firm to arrange a free case evaluation. Call 866-450-4LAW. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in greater Los Angeles or throughout Southern California, we are dedicated to protecting your rights under the law.

Thorough Investigations To Back Up Your Case

Whether texting, talking on the phone, or using a cell phone for any other reason while driving, cell phone use takes the driver's attention off the road and delays driver reaction time. Serious accidents can occur as a result when:

  • The inattentive driver fails to see a pedestrian in a crosswalk
  • The inattentive driver causes a rear-end car accident at an intersection
  • The inattentive driver fails to see a motorcyclist and causes a motorcycle crash
  • The inattentive driver changes lanes, causing a collision

At Avila & Shaddow, we not only work with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists when investigating a car accident case, if inattentive driving is suspected, we seek to obtain cell phone records that indicate when calls were made as well as when texts were sent or received. We use this information to demonstrate that the other driver's carelessness directly caused the car crash and the suffering of our client. Additionally, in working closely with clients and medical professionals, we obtain a clear picture of our clients' suffering, enabling us to fully convey this to the insurance company or to a jury.

Arrange A Free Case Evaluation From Our Woodland Hills Auto Collision Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident involving another driver's inattentive or distracted driving, you can count on Avila & Shaddow to provide you with the experienced, dedicated, and attentive legal counsel necessary to obtain full compensation and justice. Contact our Los Angeles and Woodland Hills car accident attorneys today for a free consultation following a serious distracted driver car accident.