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  • Expertise: Callahan & Blaine boasts a seasoned legal team with a 40-year legacy, specializing in distracted driving claims, underscored by a record of significant verdicts and a commitment to client recovery.
  • Definition: Distracted driving in California encompasses any activity diverting attention from driving, including texting, eating, adjusting the radio, or interacting with passengers, posing risks to road safety.
  • Evidence: Proving distracted driving requires comprehensive evidence collection, including police reports, witness statements, cell phone records, and possibly accident reconstruction, to establish the other driver’s negligence.
  • Support: Victims of distracted driving accidents are urged to seek Callahan & Blaine’s expertise for legal guidance and support in building a strong claim, aiming for compensation for damages and emphasizing client-focused recovery.
  • To schedule a consultation about your distracted driving accident case, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.

When California residents receive their driver’s license, they take on a vital responsibility to protect not only their own safety but also the well-being of everyone on the road. This responsibility is crucial to ensuring the safety of drivers and others they share the roads with. However, despite many drivers upholding this duty of care, there are those who fail to practice safe driving and as a result, others are impacted by distracted driving accidents. If you have been the victim of a distracted driving accident in Los Angeles, you have the right to pursue justice by filing a personal injury claim. To ensure you are able to file a strong claim, contact one of our distracted driving lawyers in LA for more information.

At Callahan & Blaine, our seasoned legal team consists of 29 lawyers, each with at least eight years of experience. Every team member brings a unique skill set that helps enhance your distracted driving claim. Our proven track record of success includes unprecedented verdicts, such as the largest bad faith insurance judgment in Orange County history worth $58 million, contributing to our 40-year legacy helping clients in California. We are prepared to take on complex personal injury claims with an aggressive and comprehensive approach that allows you to focus on recovery after being injured in a distracted driving accident.

What is Considered Distracted Driving in the State of California?

Distracted driving is a form of driver negligence that occurs any time a driver has their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off of driving. While many people associate distracted driving with texting and driving, there are many different forms of this type of driver negligence. 

Some other examples of distracted driving include the following:

  • Checking their GPS
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Eating or drinking
  • Interacting with passengers, especially those in the back seat
  • Readjusting the seat
  • Staring out the window
  • Interacting with a pet
  • Reaching into the glove compartment
  • Picking up something that fell to the floor of the vehicle
  • Looking at yourself in the mirror

If you have been the victim of distracted driving, you have the legal right to pursue compensation by filing a claim. Get the help of our Los Angeles legal team to ensure you are able to build a strong distracted driving claim.

What Evidence Do You Need to Prove Distracted Driving Caused Your Accident?

When you retain the legal counsel of our trusted distracted driving lawyers, we will launch a thorough investigation into your accident and the circumstances leading up to it. When investigating your case, we will collect all evidence that can prove the other driver was distracted at the time of the crash.

The evidence that can help prove distracted driving in your case includes the following:

  • Police Report: Police reports may include initial assessments of fault based on evidence from the attending officer at the scene of the crash. If you saw the other party driving distracted before the accident, you should provide this information in your statement to the officer. 
  • Witnesses: A witness is anyone who saw the accident like bystanders on the street or passengers in other vehicles. Witnesses can provide their statement for the accident report.
  • Cell Phone Records: One of our LA distracted driving accident lawyers can collect and use call and text message records as evidence to prove that the other driver was distracted when the crash occurred. 
  • Photo or Video Evidence: Surveillance cameras and dash cams may have caught the accident on video. Your Los Angeles distracted driving accident lawyer can present this evidence in court to assist your claim and prove the liability of the other driver.
  • Accident Reconstruction: Your Los Angeles distracted driving lawyer may also partner with an accident reconstruction specialist. Proper reconstruction may show that a driver was not paying attention and acted negligently when the crash happened.

It is important to contact one of our Los Angeles distracted driving lawyers as soon as possible to ensure we get all the necessary evidence to build a strong claim and help you pursue the justice you are owed. Our team of distracted driving attorneys will help you pursue a favorable outcome and collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages you have suffered at the hands of the liable party’s negligence.

Get Help From a Los Angeles Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Today

If you are facing the aftermath of a distracted driving accident, it is crucial to have expert legal guidance from Callahan & Blaine on your side. With 40 years of experience, our firm specializes in navigating the complexities of personal injury cases, including those regarding distracted driving accidents. Our robust team is composed of 29 seasoned attorneys, each with a minimum of eight years in the field, giving us the confidence to advocate for your rights throughout the claims process.

Our team is dedicated to taking on the legal challenges of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery and well-being. To schedule a consultation about your distracted driving accident case, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.