The fine for a first-time violation of California’s ban on texting while driving is just $20. However, a car accident caused by a driver preoccupied with a mobile device can take a much greater financial, physical, and emotional toll on the victim. If you were injured in a car accident caused by an irresponsible motorist, Escondido lawyer Zev Rubinstein can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
A driver moving at 55 mph might travel up to 100 yards without looking at the road while reading, writing, and/or sending a text message. However, this isn’t the only dangerous aspect of texting behind the wheel.
Drivers who divide their attention between a mobile phone and the road are also more likely to:
- Have poor reaction time
- Fail to regulate speed properly
- Drift between lanes
- Exhibit diminished awareness of changes in road conditions, nearby vehicles, and potential hazards
Each one of these careless actions can result in a car accident; when combined, the risk is only multiplied. If you were injured by a driver whose mobile phone took precedence over the safe operation of a vehicle, our Escondido attorney can evaluate your case and build a strong claim on your behalf. You might be entitled to damages such as medical expenses, car repair or replacement costs, and lost wages.
To begin building your car accident case, please contact The Rubinstein Law Group or call 855-365-9955 today to schedule a free consultation with our Escondido lawyer.