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Texting and Driving

Texting and driving is all too often a deadly combination.

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a car accident that may have been caused by a distracted driver, the Oceanside attorneys at The Rubinstein Law Group may be able to help you pursue the financial compensation you need and justice you deserve. We are proud to serve as advocates for car accident victims and their families from the greater San Diego area.

In 2010, more than 3,000 people were killed in car accidents in which distracted driving played a role. Many of these were related to the use of cell phones and other hand-held devices.

Texting while driving affects your ability to react in a manner similar to alcohol impairment. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), you are 23 times more likely to be in an accident if you text while driving.

In California, texting or using hand-held devices while driving are banned. Yet many drivers continue to risk their lives and the lives of others by texting while driving.

According to research from the NHTSA, texting while driving takes a person’s eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds; at a speed of 55 mph, that is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.

Texting behind the wheel is often associated with younger drivers. But data from the NHTSA indicates that 16 percent of accidents stemming from distracted driving were caused by drivers under age 20; drivers of all ages are capable of making poor choices. For additional information, please see our Car Accident Questions page.

If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, please contact The Rubinstein Law Group for your free case consultation. We welcome clients from the San Diego, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and Escondido areas.