Texting and driving behind the wheel of a vehicle is a dangerous combination that increases the likelihood of a driver being involved in an accident. If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by a driver distracted by texting, contact the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman today. We have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into your case, and our Ventura County texting and driving accident attorneys will work to determine liability and secure full compensation for your losses.
The dangers of texting and driving in Ventura County
Distracted driving is such a serious problem that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has devoted an entire page on their website to bringing attention to the issue. According to the CDC, there are three main types of distracted driving:
- A visual distraction that takes a person’s eyes off the road
- A manual distraction that takes a person’s hands off the wheel
- A cognitive distraction that takes a person’s mind off driving
As we work down these three definitions of distracted driving, it is clear that texting and driving checks all three boxes. According to the CDC, sending or reading a text while driving at 55 mph is the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
Data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety shows that nearly 38% of all drivers across the state see distracted driving caused by texting as the biggest safety concern on California roadways. Despite laws that have cracked down on distracted driving behavior, particularly using a mobile device, texting and driving continue to be a major problem.
Injuries caused by texting and driving can be severe
At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, our skilled Ventura County car accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries in these incidents:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Amputations or crush injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other severe back or neck injury
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
Our attorneys also help clients who are suffering from significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of a texting and driving crash and their subsequent injuries. The physical, emotional, and psychological injuries caused by these incidents can lead to massive medical bills, lost income, and a generally lowered quality of life for victims.
Call our Ventura County car accident lawyers today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a driver distracted by texting, contact your attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, we have extensive experience handling complex vehicle accident cases in and around Ventura County, and we are ready to help you investigate what happened, determine liability, and secure compensation for your losses. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, property damage expenses, pain and suffering damages, loss of personal enjoyment damages, and more. When you need a Ventura County texting and driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 805-983-2344.