Car Accidents Caused by Cell Phone Usage

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The Danger of Using a Phone While Driving

The use of cellular phones while driving has become an increasing threat to drivers and pedestrians throughout the United States. A recent study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that approximately 85% of cell phone users talk on the phone while driving. Many states have enacted laws regarding the use of cell phones while driving as an effort to reduce cell phone related auto accidents.

In some states, laws govern that:

  • School bus drivers may not talk on cell phones while driving.
  • People under 18 or 21 may have restricted use of cell phones while driving.
  • Hand held cell phone use may be prohibited.

There is a lot of controversy about whether or not hands free cell phones will reduce the amount of cell phone accidents because many people feel that the conversation on the phone is the distraction, not necessarily the holding of the phone. The NHTSA is uncertain if hands-free cell phone legislation would reduce the risk of collisions. As a general precaution, it is always suggested that drivers pull over before using their cell phones.

Seek the Compensation You Deserve

As an injured victim of a distracted driver accident you have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver, holding him or her responsible for your injuries, damage to your vehicle, medical expenses, and other cell phone accident-related costs. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose car accident lawyers have the experience, skill, and dedication to represent even the most challenging cell phone accident case.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a distracted driver accident in California, please contact our San Jose car accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP to discuss your car accident case.

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