Cell Phone Uses Causes Thousands of Accidents a Year
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that each year in the United States, car accidents related to cell phone use account for more than 200 fatalities and 500,000 injuries. NHTSA also reports that cell phone use causes one out of every four car accidents. In addition to talking and texting, taking photos, watching videos, and looking at GPS are becoming more and more distracting. It can take less than a second for an accident to happen. Basically, a driver is so distracted by their phone that they fail to hit the brake or move out of the way of other cars. BAM! It’s obvious that driving with one hand significantly lowers the driver’s ability to drive, especially in conditions that need require full control steering wheel, like driving on the freeway or in traffic. According to the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, all 50 states in America enforce an obligation on every driver to other drivers who share the road, which is to look out for the safety and welfare of every other driver. By intentionally engaging in distractive conduct by using their cell phone, the driver violates his duty of care to other drivers.
At One Law Group, we completely understand that our clients often come to us immediately after an accident. And we know the risk that any type of accident leaves you struggling physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is especially maddening when you are not at fault for the accident and the person involved was doing something as careless as using the phone while driving. The financial burden that comes along with an unanticipated injury can take a massive toll on your peace of mind. As a devoted and dedicated personal injury law firm, the lawyers at One Law Group are dedicated at being a representative of those who has been unjustly injured throughout the Beverly Hills area. We are ready to help you get the monetary compensation you need to give your peace of mind and the justice you deserve. Call (844) 626-1LAW now to take the first step in fighting your case.