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Helping Victims of Cell Phone Car Accidents in California

While it is against the law to use a hand-held cell phone while driving in California, car accidents caused by distracted driving are still a major problem. The truth is that distracted driving is a leading cause of traffic injuries and fatalities in the United States.

At Wisner Baum, our Los Angeles distracted driving accident lawyers represent victims of all types of distracted driving accidents. We know how to prove negligence and liability in these cases, and we are prepared to fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

To learn how our attorneys can help you, call (855) 948-5098 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation.

Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is any activity that takes a driver's attention away from the task of driving. This includes both visual and cognitive distractions, as well as any activity that removes the driver's hands from the wheel.

There are three main types of distracted driving:

  • Visual distractions, which take your eyes off the road;
  • Manual distractions, which take your hands off the wheel; and
  • Cognitive distractions, which take your mind off driving.

Most distracted driving activities fall into more than one of these categories. For example, using a cell phone to send a text message is a visual, manual, and cognitive distraction, making it one of the most dangerous things a driver can do.

In fact, texting while driving is so dangerous that it is illegal in California. Specifically, it is illegal to write, send, or read text messages while driving. This includes text messages, as well as emails, instant messages, and other types of written communication. The law applies to all drivers, regardless of age, and it applies when the vehicle is moving or stopped at a light or in traffic.

Other common types of distracted driving include:

  • Talking on a cell phone (except in hands-free mode)
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Eating or drinking
  • Reading
  • Looking at maps
  • Grooming
  • Using a laptop or tablet
  • Adjusting a radio, MP3 player, or other music device
  • Talking to passengers

These and other types of distracted driving are also illegal in California. If a driver is found to violate the state's distracted driving laws, he or she may be ticketed and fined. Additionally, if the driver causes an accident, he or she may be held liable for any resulting injuries and other damages.

How to Prove Distracted Driving in California

Proving that a driver was distracted at the time of a car accident is not always easy. However, with the right legal team on your side, it is possible to prove that a driver was not paying attention and that this inattention caused the accident.

Some of the most common forms of evidence used to prove distracted driving include:

  • Cell phone records
  • Witness testimony
  • Police reports
  • Surveillance footage
  • Vehicle “black box” data

Ultimately, the evidence you will need to prove that a driver was distracted will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. An experienced distracted driving accident lawyer in Los Angeles can help you gather the evidence you need to prove your claim and fight for the full compensation you are owed.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out to our team at Wisner Baum, the sooner we can get to work on your case.

To get started, call (855) 948-5098 or contact us online today.

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