Carlsbad Cell Phone Car Accident Attorney
There is no doubt cellphones are popular. The “in” thing to have and carry and stay in touch with friends and family. However, these same cellphones when used while behind the wheel of a car result in a distracted driving accident. Often the outcome of such a crash is serious injuries, and possibly death.
Texting while driving is the most dangerous activity a driver can engage in. This is because using a cellphone and texting while driving engages the users’ eyes, hands, and mind, or the visual, manual, and cognitive functions. During the day, roughly 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving.
Cellphones can also result in distracted driving when the user carries on a conversation with someone, checks in to social media pages or email accounts, or tries to read a map. Taking your eyes off the road for even a mere second is long enough to end up in a serious collision. One in four accidents is the result of texting and driving. Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
How to prove another driver was using a cellphone
Proving that another driver was using a cellphone at the time of the accident is not always easy to prove. It is illegal in California to use a cellphone while driving, and any driver that was using one before an accident is not going to be willing to admit that is what they were doing.
When you retain a Carlsbad cellphone accident attorney at the Levinson Law Group, he or she can subpoena the driver’s cellphone records to reveal activity minutes before the crash. As part of the process to collect evidence relating to cellphone usage before an accident, your attorney can also file a motion to prevent any evidence from being destroyed.
Part of the process to prove another driver was on their cellphone at the time of a crash is to access and examine accident reconstruction reports, police reports, medical records, and traffic surveillance videos.
Proving the other driver was using their cellphone just before the crash, means a higher likelihood of prevailing on your claim for compensation for injuries and damages. In interviewing eyewitnesses to the collisions, your Levinson Law Group Carlsbad car accident attorney may find someone who saw the other driver on their phone and/or saw the way they acted just before the collision.
Any traffic cameras, business surveillance cameras, or home surveillance cameras may also assist the police and your attorney in determining if the other driver was talking on, or texting with a cellphone before an accident.
Cellphone distracted drivers cause different types of accidents
Although distracted drivers can end up causing a plethora of different kinds of accidents, there are typically common some types of Carlsbad cellphone accidents, such as:
- Rear-ending the car in front of them while texting or talking on a cellphone.
- Swerving out of their lane into another, or the path of an oncoming vehicle while texting.
- T-bone accidents when a driver does not stop at a stop sign, or an intersection and drives through it, into another car.
- Sideswiping other vehicles as they drift into another driver’s lane while using a cellphone.
- Striking a pedestrian in the roadway because they were texting.
- Taking off another car’s door as it opens because they were looking at a road map on their cellphone.
- Plowing into a fixed object because they were checking into Instagram or their Facebook account.
- Underwriting a large truck because they were posting a picture on Snapchat.
Cellphone distracted drivers cause multiple injuries in an accident
The types of injuries sustained in a Carlsbad cellphone car accident are varied, and their severity depends on the speed of the crash, the type of accident, and other factors, such as distracted driving.
Some of the more common injuries that arise from a cellphone car accident include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Neck, head, facial injuries
Multi-tasking while driving can be deadly. Do not do it. In the split second a driver takes their eyes off the road a distracted driver can cause a major collision involving serious injuries and possibly death.
Contact the Levinson Law Group Today
If you or a loved one were involved in a Carlsbad cellphone car accident, reach out to the Levinson Law Group attorneys right away. At the Levinson Law Group, our dedicated team of Carlsbad cellphone car accident lawyers is here to help.
If you have questions about the recovery process, we can answer them. If you are not sure you want to bring a case against the other driver, we will not pressure you. We only want to make sure that you are informed so you may make the best decision for yourself and your family.
When you decide to work with the Levinson Law Group, rest assured you have someone in your corner throughout the entire process. To learn more about your options, call the Levinson Law Group at 760-512-8088. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs.