San Francisco Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than eight people are killed and over a thousand injured in auto accidents involving distracted drivers each day. Distracted driving accounts for approximately one-third of all traffic-related accidents.
If you were injured after being involved in an auto accident with a distracted driver, Scarlett Law Group is dedicated to recovering your entitled compensation on your behalf. With more than 25 years of experience, our San Francisco car accident lawyer has a comprehensive understanding of California driving laws to guide you through the complexities of the legal system. Let our firm fight tirelessly for you while you make the best recovery possible from injury.
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Types of Distractions While Driving
Distracted driving is driving while performing another activity which takes your attention away from the primary task of operating a vehicle. There are three main types of distractions: visual, manual, cognitive. Whether your eyes are off the road, your hands are off the wheel, or your mind is off of driving, distracted driving can increase the chance of a collision.
Common forms of distractions while driving include:
- Talking or texting on a cellphone
- Talking to passengers
- Changing radio stations
- Eating or drinking
- Looking at the GPS or navigation system
- Spacing out
- Browsing their phones
California has enacted laws prohibiting drivers from distracted driving behaviors, such as texting and driving. Motorists who engage in this kind of behavior can be held liable for any injuries or death they cause.
Evidence to Prove Distracted Driving
In order to build an effective claim, you will need to gather evidence that shows the driver acted negligently and engaged in distractions while operating a vehicle.
Evidence for distracted driving claims can include:
- Cell phone records
- Black box data from the vehicle
- Photographs from the scene
- Traffic cam footage
- Witness statements
Gathering the required evidence to build a case can be complicated. An experienced accident attorney can help you throughout the claims process, from investigating the accident and compiling evidence, to negotiating with insurers. Working with an attorney can help to maximize your compensation and help hold the negligent driver accountable.
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Our San Francisco car accident attorney is listed among the Best Lawyers in America and rated among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country. With millions of dollars won in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, we are confident that we can produce the same results for you.
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