Riverside Distracted Driving Car Accidents Lawyer
Distracted driving has become one of the greatest forces behind fatal car accidents in America. As cellphones exploded in popularity, so did the trend of driving distracted. In 2017, distracted drivers caused accidents that took 3,166 lives in the U.S. Californians accounted for hundreds of these preventable fatalities.
At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, we believe in a future with zero distracted drivers. Holding today’s wrongdoers accountable is part of what will shape that future. If you or a loved one has been in a distracted driving car accident in Riverside, our lawyers can help. Contact us to learn more about your rights and options after a serious collision involving a distracted or negligent driver. The law may entitle you to compensation for your physical and emotional damages.
Why Choose Panish Shea & Boyle LLP?
- We will meet with you during a free consultation to discuss your recent car accident. We offer honest, dependable counsel at no cost or obligation to retain one of our lawyers.
- We have an impressive success record that showcases our commitment to achieving top results for seriously injured clients.
- We have experience taking distracted driving car accident cases to court in Riverside. Our trial lawyers can help you get the most out of your case.
- We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not make you pay until and unless we obtain a compensation award for you.
How Our Distracted Driving Car Accident Attorneys Can Help
Proving a distracted driving car accident case can be difficult without help from a local law firm in Riverside. Proof of distracted driving can come in the form of eyewitness statements, footage of the driver in the minutes leading up to the crash, cellphone records, food wrappers in the front seat and photographs of the crash scene. Our lawyers can connect you with professional investigators, car accident reconstructionists and distracted driving experts to help you prove your case. We will fight for compensation on your behalf while you focus on recovery.
Common Driver Distractions in Riverside
Anything could distract a driver enough to contribute to an accident if the driver is not committed to safe, attentive driving 100% of the time. Physical, cognitive and emotional distractions can remove a driver’s attention from the road enough to impede reaction times and reflexes. Something delaying a driver’s reactions by even a fraction of a second could cause an accident.
- Food and drink
- GPS or maps
- Personal grooming
- Emotional distractions
Cellphones are the most dangerous driver distraction. It is impossible to dedicate 100% of a driver’s attention to the road when he or she is also operating a cellphone. Distracted driving can contribute to collisions such as rear-end accidents, intersection accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, school zone collisions and single-vehicle crashes. If you believe something was distracting the other driver involved in your car accident, our firm can help you file a claim for damages.
Contact an Attorney Today
Once you have called 911 and gone to the hospital for your injuries, call a distracted driver accident lawyer in Riverside to discuss your next steps after a distracted driving crash. In California, the at-fault driver will be responsible for a distracted driving wreck. The state’s tort-based insurance system makes victims identify fault before they may file insurance claims. Calling the police after your crash can help you prove the other driver’s negligence.
A distracted driver may owe you compensation for your property repairs, medical bills and more. An insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit can be easier to win with help from a lawyer. We at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP can make sure an insurer does not take advantage of you. If an insurance settlement is not enough, our trial lawyers can take the distracted driver to court in Riverside. Contact us today to learn more about your unique case during a free review. Call (310) 928-6200.