Distracted driving kills thousands of people a year, and hundreds of thousands of people are injured by distracted driving, yet over a third of teenagers admit to texting while driving. We all know texting while driving is dangerous yet the truth is many teenagers and adults do it, and, even where they may not be texting, other drivers are distracted by music, podcast, email, GPS, and all other sorts of applications on their phone. California has comprehensive laws addressing the use of wireless devices by drivers, but what does that mean for a person who is injured in a car accident when cell phone use is involved? Continue reading “Texting While Driving: Who Wins in a California Accident Lawsuit?”
Not only can a car accident affect you physically and financially, but there can be serious psychological effects, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), that can impact your life. Being in a car accident can leave you with the following emotional damages:
- Panic Attacks
- Increased stress level
- Loss of self esteem
- Fear of driving
On Friday, December 17, I was told that Los Angeles County averaged 1 car accident per minute. I didn’t really believe this until about 20 seconds later, when I saw another car accident on the freeway. I figured it would then be a good idea to post our first blog on How to Drive in the Rain:
Roads are most dangerous during new rainfall. Grease and engine oil build up on the road over time, and when mixed with water, roads will become increasingly slippery. The first couple of hours of new rainfall can be the most dangerous for drivers.