If you are one of the the 400,000+ people who are injured in a distracted driving accident each year, it would be in your best interest to hire an experienced accident attorney like the ones in the Law Offices of Frank D. Penney. Even though texting while driving has been illegal in California since 2009, many people are still ignoring this law.
Current Texting While Driving Laws in California
- Handheld ban for drivers of all ages
- Ban on texting for drivers of all ages
- Ban on all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for bus drivers
- Ban on all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for novice drivers
(under the age of 18) -from distraction.gov
Furthermore, there are several forms of distracted driving that are extremely dangerous, but still legal in California. Using a hands-on GPS device, for example, was briefly outlawed but is now legal again. California’s handheld cellphone laws for activities other than talking are still open to interpretation by legal professionals. And other actions like putting on make-up, eating, or smoking can impair a person’s ability to drive just as badly as drinking alcohol. However, whether or not the driver’s form of distraction was legal, an experienced texting while driving accident lawyer can build a case based on negligence. If you’ve been forced into an unavoidable collision, you deserve compensation.
Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyers You Can Trust
As the victim of a dangerous driver, you should contact a distracted driving attorney in our office as soon as possible after the accident. Make a note of every detail that you can remember. The lawyers on our team will treat you with respect and compassion, and most importantly, will thoroughly investigate your case to make sure that you get the maximum possible compensation. We have distracted driving attorneys who are fluent in Spanish and Chinese, and can meet you in the Sacramento, Roseville or Oakland location that is convenient for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation.