What to Know About Texting While Driving Accidents in California

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What to Know About Texting While Driving Accidents in California

There are few things more frightening, and potentially devastating, than being involved in a serious car accident. Unfortunately, in most cases, car accidents are the result of negligence, and while we are all familiar with some of the most common causes of car accidents, such as driving under the influence, speeding, or driving while fatigued, there is a chance that you may not know that distracted driving is, by far, the number one cause of car accidents here in the United States. The Federal Communications Commission has even released a statement saying that texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a car accident than driving while intoxicated. If you have recently been injured in a car accident because of someone who was texting while driving, you most likely have several questions. Continue reading and contact our knowledgeable California personal injury lawyer to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How can I prove that another motorist was at fault for an accident?

If you were injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you should begin documenting the incident immediately. This means calling the police, taking pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other driver’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident, asking witnesses for their contact information, seeking immediate medical treatment, and more. Once you are treated in a hospital, speak with our El Dorado County personal injury lawyer. In many cases, we can subpoena the other driver’s phone records to see if he or she was texting/using their cellular device at the time of your accident.

How long will I have to file a personal injury claim against another driver in California?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims, and since the statute of limitations for auto accident claims in California is, in most cases, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your auto accident to take legal action against the driver responsible for your injuries. Do not make the mistake of waiting any longer than two years to sue, for if you do, you will most likely permanently lose your right to do so. Give us a call today–we are ready to help you.

Contact our experienced California firm

Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a DUI, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.