These days, texting and driving gets a lot of backlash. And for good reason. In 2011, texting and driving was responsible for over 1.3 million car crashes, including many serious accidents in Woodland Hills. Statistically speaking, texting while driving makes a crash 23 times more likely than even talking on the phone and driving. If you or a loved one is injured by a driver who was texting instead of paying attention to the road, you may be able to bring a legal claim against them for damages.
However, texting while behind the wheel is not the only culprit of unsafe driving. In fact, many car accidents, especially among teens, are caused by other passengers in the car. Teens have the highest crash rate of any age group in the US and distraction is a factor in 58% of the accidents. And the top cause of these accidents? Not cellphone use (although that was #2): The top cause of distraction for teen drivers was interacting with one or more passengers. Researchers found that to be the cause of 15% of distracted-driving accidents among the teen drivers.Details