Distracted Driving Auto Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles
In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in distraction-related auto crashes, and another 424,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver (according to 2013 U.S. Cell Phone and Driving Statistics). Moreover, 10 percent of all drivers aged 15 to 19 involved in fatal accidents were reported to be distracted at the time of the crash. No matter the age of the driver, it is beyond dispute that distracted driving by other drivers can cause serious harm to you or those around you.
Distracted Driving Accidents Cause Severe Damage
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. Distracted driving, no matter the cause, puts everyone on the road at risk.
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. If you have been a victim, don’t hesitate in getting the help you need after an accident caused by distracted driving.
Hiring an Automobile Accident Attorney
Dr. Bradley I. 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 any of the following have occurred following an injury due to someone driving while distracted, you may have a claim against them for each of the following:
- High medical bills
- Lost work time and wages
- Inability to return to work
- Loss of bodily function
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 The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. a call at 310-289-2600 so we can help you get compensation for your injuries.