Everyone knows that texting and driving is a dumb thing to do. Without your hands, eyes, and concentration fully on the road and what is happening around you, you’re much more likely to cause or be involved in a big wreck. These wrecks can cause serious injuries or even death.
Recognizing the danger of texting and driving, our state has taken action to prevent as many of these crashes as possible. The California texting and driving laws are:
- Minor drivers (under 18) are banned from using any mobile devices while driving
- Adult drivers (over 18) may use a cell phone to talk if they are using a hands-free device
- No drivers can use a mobile device to “write, send, or read a text-based communication”
- Voice-controlled texting, at least with a hands-free device, is allowed
If someone violates the law, or even if they cause an accident with you while they are legitimately distracted by something else, you may be eligible to recover damages as a result. This financial compensation may include money for your medical bills, missed time at work, permanent disabilities, and much more.
The best way to determine if you are eligible to receive financial compensation after being injured in a California texting and driving accident is to contact an attorney. Our free book, titled The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating a Personal Injury Claim, is also a great place for you to start.
Don’t leave your personal injury claim in someone else’s hands. The OC personal injury lawyers of Russell & Lazarus have the experience and aggressiveness to help you earn the full amount of compensation you deserve. We aren’t afraid to take the fight to the insurance companies and take your case to trial if it is in your best interests.
Call Russell & Lazarus today for more information or to schedule a free consultation about your personal injury claim. Call us today at 888.268.9228 or click on the contact page. Time is crucial, so get in touch with us NOW!