Distracted Driving Accidents

Our highly competent car accident attorneys are prepared to evaluate your case at no charge. If, after hearing your story and investigating details, we find your case viable, we will commit ourselves to fighting vigorously to win you the compensation you deserve for the other driver’s negligence. Furthermore, we will not charge you any attorneys’ fee until we win you the compensation you deserve. If you have been seriously injured in a distracted driving accident in California, you are no doubt overwhelmed by physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial concerns. This is the time that you should contact a superior personal injury law firm like Compass Law Group, LLP.


Common Causes of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is not new. Since cars were first invented, drivers have had to contend with things going on inside the automobile that might take their attention away from the road: windblown objects, inclement weather, a wasp on the dashboard, passenger chatter, a mechanical problem with the turn signal or windshield wiper.

In the 21st century, however, drivers contribute to their own distraction in several formerly unimaginable ways. Couple these multiple distractions with the much higher speeds that cars now travel and you have a recipe for disaster. Today’s drivers are faced with more distractions than ever before, including:

  • Talking or texting on iPhones
  • Checking GPS navigational systems
  • Eating and drinking
  • Grooming and applying makeup
  • Adjusting knobs or buttons, listening to music, watching videos, looking at photographs
  • Reaching into the glove compartment or into the back seat
  • Gesticulating while speaking on Bluetooth
  • Adjusting temperature within the car
  • Positioning seats

Even with laws against texting or handheld cellphone use, a large number of people use such equipment when their attention should be fully focused on the road. Tragically, such behavior results in approximately 25 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities.


How Our Distracted Driving Attorney Can Help

The sooner you call Compass Law Group, the sooner we can start the wheels of justice turning so that you can receive the damages you’re entitled to. Not only is there a 2-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California, but car accident sites and witnesses are best investigated promptly when evidence and memories are still fresh. Our capable law team will leave no stone unturned in proving the other driver’s culpability.

We are keen negotiators and may be able to win you meaningful compensation without ever taking the other driver to court, but make no mistake — if litigation is necessary Compass Law Group’s distracted driving car accident attorneys are up to the job.


Your Injuries and the Damages You Deserve

No matter what type of injury you have suffered in a distracted driving accident, your distress may be exacerbated by the fact that the person who harmed you was being reckless not only with his or her life but with yours. The fact that your daily routine (and even your future) has been altered by someone else’s desire to text a frivolous message or reach for another french fry may be especially infuriating. That’s why our legal team is firmly committed to holding the person who harmed you accountable for all related costs.


Types of Damages Available for a Distracted Driving Accident

At Compass Law Group, we realize that a serious personal injury affects not only the victim but those close to that individual. When a distracted driver has severely harmed you, you are entitled by law to reimbursement for:

  • Economic damages, such as property damage, medical costs and lost income (future as well as present), and costs related to your trauma, including home, nursing, and rehabilitative care
  • Non-economic damages for losses much harder to assign monetary value, such as permanent disability, disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life

Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, our practice may also be able to convince the court to award you punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are awarded when the court finds the distracted driver’s behavior particularly egregious and seeks to punish him or her while signalling to others that such outrageous misconduct will not be tolerated.


Even If You Bear Some Fault for the Accident, We May Win You Substantial Damages

California is a “pure comparative fault” state. This means that even if you were largely to blame for the accident in which you were injured, by law you are entitled to be compensated for the other party’s percentage of fault.

If, for example, you were traveling well over the speed limit when the accident occurred, and are found to be 60 percent to blame for your own injury, our keen car accident attorneys will be able to win damages for you and your family. If you are found to need $1million to cover your economic and non-economic damages, for example, we will be able to win you that amount minus your comparative fault of 60 percent, or $400,000.

Don’t let a distracted driver derail your life. If you are suffering severe injuries due to the recklessness of a distracted driver, contact Compass Law Group to put yourself back in control. Let our dedicated car accident attorneys take over all the legal and insurance matters that are weighing you down so that you can relax and concentrate on recovering from your ordeal, knowing that your future is in safe hands.

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