Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Canoga Park, CA
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving distracted driving, please reach out to a Canoga Park, CA distracted driving accident attorney. Lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has been settling these types of accidents for years. Guided by our knowledge and experience, we are confident in our ability to get the results you deserve. To learn more about your legal options, call Barry P. Goldberg now.
According to a study published in a 2019 Bloomberg article, drivers are distracted by their phone at least 24-26% their driving time. Although phones are the primary type of distraction while driving, there are other ways for this to happen. Talking with other occupants, changing the radio, helping children in the back, eating or drinking, navigating, or applying makeup. The result of being distracted while driving can be devastating. In 2018, 2,800 people lost their lives. Another 400,000 people were injured. This equates to an average of 8 deaths per day. Sadly 1 in 5 of these people were running, walking, or cycling.
Even though California has strict laws on using a phone while driving, the problem is only growing. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and believe distracted driving was the cause, an auto accident attorney in Canoga Park, CA would like to talk with you. Please reach out to Barry P. Goldberg.
Filing a Distracted Driving Claim
In California, personal injury claims are based upon a theory of negligence. This means that a person must have failed to use reasonable care to prevent harm to others or theirself. If the alleged at-fault driver did not adhere to the standards of reasonable care, and an accident happened, they could be responsible for damages.
It will be up to you, or your Canoga Park, CA distracted driving lawyer to prove the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care (which was to operate their vehicle safely)
- The defendant breached that duty (such as by using a phone while driving)
- The breach of duty was the proximate cause of the accident
- You suffered damages as a direct result
If the above can be proven, the defendant will likely be financially liable for any related losses you incurred. Lawyer, Barry P. Goldberg has successfully represented clients who sustained injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken neck or spine
- Broken bones and fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Collapsed or punctured lung
If you are the family member of someone who lost their life as a result of a distracted driving accident, it may be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This claim allows family members to recover compensation, such as loss of income, lost benefits, loss of consortium, funeral and burial costs, any medical bills, and more.
Even if the other driver was not cited by police for distracted driving, your Canoga Park, CA distracted driving accident attorney may be able to locate and introduce evidence that proves they were indeed distracted. To learn more about your case, please call Barry P. Goldberg as soon as possible.