According to recent statistics reported by many news articles, the use of cell phones and other technologies is the main cause of the increase in deaths related to distracted driving accidents.
The authoritative reports from California transportation safety officials demonstrate that the most common distraction among young adults is unfortunately, texting while driving. The state of California has seen an alarming increase in fatal accidents caused by young adults texting while driving in the past year.
In California alone, official reports point to a staggering number of 600 fatal accidents a year related to cell phone usage while driving. Ten years ago, when the usage of cell phone wasn’t as popular, the number of deaths related to distracted driving incidents in the state were as low as 300.
Any car accident lawyer in Los Angeles is unfortunately quite familiar with fatal accidents related to distracted drivers. In most of these accidents, fatalities could have been prevented if drivers kept their eyes on the road and stayed away from the temptation of using their cell phones while driving.
Contact a proficient Los Angeles personal injury lawyer whenever you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by the recklessness of a distracted driver.