The fact is that most of us are reliant on our cars and motorcycles for our daily transportation. Anyone who has ever been behind the wheel knows of the issues that face drivers today. Drivers today or more distracted than ever and many drivers are also more impatient. It is not uncommon to walk into a store, coffee shop, or waiting room and see everyone on their phones, oblivious to the world around them. We are all guilty of this sometimes. However, the problem arises when this sort of addictive behavior follows people when they get behind the wheel. People who use their phones while driving are the cause of many of the accidents that we see today. They can be seen swerving in and out of lanes, stopped at green lights, and driving through stop signs. Distracted drivers are especially dangerous to motorcyclists that can sometimes be hard to see in the best of conditions and to bicyclists who have very little protection and are at risk of being struck by a swerving driver. If you get injured by someone who was on their phone, you likely have a case for negligence against that driver. It is important to have a lawyer who understands how phone data is stored so it can be discovered and used against the driver for your benefit.
As the population of Northern California continues to grow, the roads continue to get more and more congested. This causes some drivers to drive recklessly as they weave back and forth between the lanes in an attempt to get to their destination faster. This sort of behavior can be viewed as negligent (at the very least) and coupled with people’s inattention to the roads while using smartphones, accidents will continue to happen.
Although it is true that drivers are faced with new challenges with the advent of the smart phone, drivers today are still at risk from people driving too fast and from drunk or drugged drivers. With marijuana use now legal at the state level in California, many drivers get behind the wheel stoned. This can affect their attention to the road and how they drive.
Mr. Call has first-hand experience working for insurance companies in issues of motor vehicle liability and damages. He understands how insurance companies work and knows how to get them to pay out. One of Mr. Call’s family members went through a terrifying accident when he was growing up. Luckily, she hired a savvy attorney who got her the money that she needed to repair her injured leg and compensate her for her pain and suffering. It was the positive experience with this lawyer that led Mr. Call to the field of personal injury litigation and he knows how serious the claims can be, not only to the injured person, but to their family and friends as well.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact The Law Offices of Taylor P. Call for a free consultation.