Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents

At Frantz Law Group, our mission is helping victims of negligence rebuild their lives. We provide results-oriented representation in motor vehicle accident cases involving distracted driving, cellphone use and other types of negligent driving behavior. Our lawyers carefully investigate each case and seek full compensation for injured people and the families of fatal accident victims.

If you or a family member has been harmed by a distracted or negligent driver, call Frantz Law Group toll-free at (855) 930-2626. In a free consultation, a personal injury lawyer at our firm can review your case and explain how we can help you.

Types Of Distraction While Driving

Although texting while driving has drawn particular attention from the media, other types of distracted driving can be just as dangerous.

Although texting while driving has drawn particular attention from the media, other types of distracted driving can be just as dangerous.

These include:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Dealing with unruly children
  • Dealing with pets
  • Reading including maps and GPS navigation system
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Some commercial drivers even use laptops and handheld data entry devices while they are behind the wheel. Whatever the type of driving behavior, an accident victim has the right to claim compensation for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Common Injuries Caused by Distracted Driving

Injuries sustained from distracted driving are usually severe to life-changing. There are even cases where death occurs in just a blink of an eye.

The most common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neck or spinal cord injury, including paralysis
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Severe lacerations

Our law firm has the investigative resources and advocacy skills needed to document negligence, assign liability and obtain results for accident victims in settlement negotiations and in court. Frantz Law Group will be your strong advocate, seeking the best possible result for you.

Investigating Distracted Driving

The key to a successful distracted driving case is the thoroughness of the investigation. While the insurance company will most likely conduct their own, when you have our California personal injury lawyers on your side, you can be sure that we have the resources to provide you with a detailed investigation.

Important pieces of evidence for a distracted driving claim:

  • Information from the car’s event data recorder or “black box”, which shows speed, changes in speed, braking, trajectory, and more.
  • Timestamp of cell phone data including text, tweets, and other activities
  • Receipts that can tell us if the driver has recently purchased food or drink takeout
  • Incriminating witness statements or social media posts
  • Security or other video footage, which may depict the driver’s activity prior to the crash

Our firm will work tirelessly in order to prove causation and ensure that you will receive the compensation you are owed.

Impact Teen Drivers

Automobile collisions have been the leading cause of death for American teens for generations. Since 2007, Impact Teen Drivers has emerged as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to reversing this pervasive yet 100% preventable crisis. Impact’s mission is to change the culture of driving forever thereby saving lives not only in this generation of drivers, but also in all future generations of drivers.

Impact Teen Drivers endeavors to do this through a nationwide educational program that confronts the dangers and consequences of reckless and distracted driving. With manifold free online materials, and direct trainings available, its unique grassroots framework empowers people to make meaningful behavioral changes in their own driving habits, as well as to promote safe driving in their community.

Distracted and reckless driving is a multifaceted public health crisis that requires a multi-faceted response, so while Impact’s message remains the same—to end it—the formats and venues to spread it vary. Impact has developed evidence-based curricula and guides for different professional fields, and for different target audiences. Impact Teen Drivers offers myriad free resources to educators, first responders, healthcare professionals, parents, community members, and teens and teen organizations.

Committed To Driver Safety

At Frantz Law Group, we are committed to increasing the safety of drivers in California and throughout the country. In furtherance of this goal, attorney Jim Frantz serves on the Board of Directors of Impact Teen Drivers. This organization conducts training seminars and provides online resources to educate teens about the dangers of reckless and distracted driving.

Injured By A Distracted Driver? We can help. Contact Frantz Law Group, for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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