Distracted Driving Activities
Even though using a mobile device without a headset and text messaging while driving are illegal in California, many drivers still engage in these distracted driving activities. It comes as no surprise that when a driver takes his hands off the wheel, his eyes off of the road, and his mind off of the task at hand, traffic accidents can happen.
California Cell Phone and Texting Laws
California was one of the first states to enact cell phone and texting laws. Anyone driving in California—from new drivers to commercial drivers to visitors—must not use a mobile device or engage in text messaging while behind the wheel. The only exceptions to this rule are drivers who are making an emergency call, drivers of emergency vehicles, and drivers operating vehicles on private property.
If you have been involved in an Orange County car accident in which the other driver was using a mobile device while driving, he or she is likely at least partially responsible for the crash and any subsequent injuries. However, proving that the other driver was on the phone or text messaging can be challenging.
Contact a California Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
A California motor vehicle accident attorney can examine your personal injury case, analyze the evidence, and help you understand the particulars of your claim in a legal light. Were you involved in a car accident in which cell phone use or text messaging could have been a factor? At Russell & Lazarus, we offer free case evaluations. Call our office today to schedule yours: (800) 268-9228.