San Diego drivers are required to drive safely and in accordance with the rules and regulations as set forth by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles. Many drivers are not even aware that it is illegal to text or talk on a cellphone while driving. Texting while driving or using a cellphone is a form of distracted driving and greatly increases the chances of a crash. If you were in an accident and injured because another driver was engaged in a form of distracted driving, you may seek compensation for injuries, property damage, lost income, medical expenses and other costs in a personal injury lawsuit. Attorney Patrick Conkey has successfully settled more than 2,000 car accident cases and he has also taken more than 125 cases to trial. Attorney Conkey offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF CAR ACCIDENTS
Obviously, there are many different causes of motor vehicle accidents. Most accidents are caused by driver behavior. According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): “Almost 80% of motor vehicle crashes are caused by driver inattention or driver distraction within three seconds of the crash”
- “Almost 80% of motor vehicle crashes are caused by driver inattention
- Or driver distraction
- Within three seconds of the crash”
THE REMAINING 9 CAUSES OF CAR CRASHES
The rest of the top 10 causes of car crashes include the following, according to the study:
- Reading and writing – from behind the wheel
- Grooming, applying makeup – looking into the mirror
- Calling someone on a cellphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking and listening on a phone
- Adjusting the radio or changing a CD, fumbling with controls
- Passenger interaction
There are many other behaviors that are consistent with driver inattention, such as reaching for something that fell to the floor, smoking a cigarette, turning around to see if the baby is locked in their baby seat, reading a map, looking for directions and more. If you were involved in an accident because a driver was engaged in distracted driving, it is advisable to speak to an attorney to preserve your rights to compensation.
COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION WITH SAN DIEGO CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY PATRICK W. CONKEY; NO FEES UNLESS WE WIN
The Law Office of Patrick W. Conkey protects the rights of persons who have been injured by distracted drivers. Our office has an in-house accident reconstruction engineer who utilizes the latest technology to help us present our clients’ claims to the insurance company and at trial. Attorney Conkey will make every effort to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your injuries, property damage, pain and suffering and more. You will be given individualized, personal attention, and your case will be handled by attorney Patrick Conkey himself. There are no legal fees unless we win or settle your case. To schedule a free case review, call (760) 739-9224 or submit your consultation request now using the form below and we will contact you shortly.
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