Distracted Driving

Car Accidents – Distracted Driving

November 15, 2016

In today’s technology driven, fast-paced and multi-tasking world, drivers face many distractions. Bombarded by pings from personal electronics, comments from chatty passengers, or flashes from digital billboards, drivers have become a risk to themselves, their passengers and others on the road. When focus is lost while driving a car – even for a second – a driver can miss traffic signals, cars coming to a stop, pedestrians crossing the street, the movements of the other vehicles, etc. This is called distracted driving. Distractions come in many facets. The most common are:

  • Texting
  • Talking on a phone
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Setting up the navigation system
  • Checking your email
  • Updating social media accounts
  • Reading
  • Eating

Distracted driving can result in anything between simple fender-benders to catastrophic car accidents. Injuries from such accidents range from whiplash to more serious injuries with more far reaching consequences, such as: lacerations, broken bones, head injuries, etc. Distracted driving is negligence on behalf of the driver who is liable for his or her actions.

The Need for a Lawyer

A car accident, no matter how seemingly minor, can result in injuries with long-term effects. Such injuries may not be immediately discovered and can affect your quality of life. Depending on how serious the injury is, you may require extensive medical care. Such medical care may include: chiropractic care, physical therapy, MRI scans, epidural injections, surgery, etc. An experienced car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim will help you get the medical care you need, whether or not you have health insurance coverage. Our attorneys can also help cover all your bases by thoroughly investigating your accident. They can find and interview any witnesses; determine liability; discover the cause of the distraction; etc. There is no reason for you to pay for the negligence of a distracted driver.

A Car Accident Attorney Can Help

Contact a personal injury attorney if a distracted driver injured you or a loved one. Our experienced attorneys can help you explore all your options and get the best recovery possible. Schedule a free initial consultation with experienced car accident attorneys from the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim in Los Angeles County, call 800-LAW-TALK (529-8255) or contact us online.

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Sharona Hakim

Sharona Eslamboly Hakim, Esq. is a successful personal injury attorney and the principal of the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim firm in Beverly Hills, California.

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