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As auto technology becomes more and more advanced, we have become safer. Airbags, proximity sensor technology, and impact-resistant materials have saved countless lives on the road. However, with the rise of mobile technology, our roads have actually become more dangerous. A 2015 Erie Insurance study reported that one-third of drivers text on their phones while driving—and many believe that number could be even higher.
Distracted driving isn’t only against the law, it can lead to serious injury and even death. If you believe that your car crash was caused by a distracted driver, then you may be eligible for compensation. At Vaage Law, our experienced San Diego car accident attorneys have been pursuing and securing relief for the injured, the wronged, and the bereaved for more than three decades. If you were injured by a distracted driver, our firm is ready to represent you and your family against those responsible for your injury.
What Is Considered Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving occurs whenever a driver behind the wheel engages in an activity that diminishes his/her capacity to safely operate his or her vehicle. Distracted driving has always existed, but with the rise of smartphones and mobile devices, it has become increasingly common and dangerous.
Common examples of distracted driving include:
- Talking on the phone (especially if not hands-free)
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Adjusting the radio (or anything in the center console)
- Talking with other passengers
- Reaching into the back seat (or under the front seats)
- Dropping items (such as food or drink)
Essentially, anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road or hands off the wheel can be considered distracted driving. When these things happen and an injury occurs, a driver could be found negligent and accountable for any damages. At Vaage Law, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims and are ready to assess the circumstances of your car crash today.