Ventura Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
What is Distracted Driving?
For most, driving and operating a motor vehicle can seem like second nature. Many licensed drivers on the roads have been driving since they were sixteen. It is no wonder so many car accidents occur as a result of distracted driving. It is estimated that distracted driving contributes to 16% of all fatal car accidents, totaling around 5,000 deaths per year. Most drivers assume that texting while driving is the only way a driver may become distracted while driving, but this is not the case.
A list of common driver distractions include:
- Texting and driving
- Talking to a passenger
- Eating or drinking
- Personal grooming (e.g. applying make-up, adjusting hair)
- Talking on a cellphone
- Watching a video
- Adjusting the radio, CD player or MP3 player
- Taking your eyes off the road to look at an object or event
- Reaching for an object inside the vehicle
Our Ventura injury attorneys at Haffner Law Group is dedicated to helping victims prosecute drunk driving accident claims.
Texting While Driving Laws in California
Within the last 10 years, texting while driving has become a hot button item in the news. In many states, including California, it is illegal to text while driving any kind of motor vehicle. The reason for this is because texting requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver. Texting while driving is one of the most common driver distractions and has been compared to being just as dangerous as drunk driving.
Know the Law
Here are the 4 laws you need to know when it comes to California’s cellphone usage laws.
- There is a handheld ban on cellphones for drivers of all ages
- Ban on cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for bus drivers
- Ban on all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for novice drivers under 18
- Ban on texting on the road for drivers of all ages
Have You or A Loved One Been Injured by a Distracted Driver?
At Haffner Law Group we know seeking legal counsel after suffering a personal injury can seem daunting. If you’ve suffered extensive loss of pay, medical bills, emotional stress and pain, we can help you recover the costs. Our Ventura car accident lawyers have been serving Southern California for more than 50 years of combined experience. We know personal injury law. Get the compensation you deserve.