It is unlawful for a driver to text or otherwise use a cell phone while driving unless the individual is using a hands-free device. In California, over 61% of surveyed drivers reported that they had been hit or nearly been hit by someone who was distracted by cell phone use.
If you have been injured in a car accident by a driver who was texting or talking on the phone, that driver may be held responsible for your injuries as a matter of law. If the at-fault driver is found guilty or pleads guilty to the traffic offense of using a cell phone while driving, that conviction may be used in a civil lawsuit to show that the person was negligent.
Orange County car accident lawyers at the Gill Law Group provide representation to those injured in car accidents resulting from distracted driving. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to recovery. Our injury and accident attorneys offer free consultations to determine whether we can help you recover for your losses. Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation for your car accident case.