Did you know that according to 2013 U.S. Cell Phone and Driving Statistics, in 2013, 3,154 people were killed in distraction-related crashes, and about 424,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Moreover, in 2013, 10% of all drivers ages 15 to 19 involved in fatal accidents were reported to be distracted at the time of the crash.
Whether it’s because of drivers who drive while intoxicated, or drivers who drive while texting, accidents involving distracted driving occur daily on our roads and highways, and that number is increasing.
What’s more, these types of accidents can be even more debilitating and can result in more catastrophic injuries than other types of automobile accidents because they often occur without the driver being aware of another car or pedestrian, so the driver frequently does not have the time to brake prior to hitting the other car or pedestrian. As a result, these accidents can occur at devastatingly high speeds, causing all types of catastrophic injuries, such as fractures, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, or otherwise.
Distracted driving by an intoxicated driver or a driver who is texting can result in harm—serious harm—to other drivers or pedestrians who have the bad luck of being in harm’s way.
Dr. Kramer is not only a licensed lawyer in California, but he is also a licensed medical doctor, so he can evaluate medical injuries caused by a distracted driver in a way that few lawyers can.
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone driving while intoxicated, driving while texting, or driving while distracted for some other reason, give our office a call at 310-289-2600 so we can help you get compensation for your injuries.