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Were You Hit by a Distracted Driver?

March 20th, 2019 | By

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Distracted driving is a public health epidemic in California and across the United States. Despite strict laws against texting and driving in most states, you still constantly see drivers staring at their phones instead of watching the road. Often, these drivers can cause serious accidents and injuries. Though how do injured car crash victims prove that a distracted driver should be liable for their losses?

Dangerous Driving Behaviors

Often, it is difficult to prove that a driver was distracted unless they admit it, which can be rare. Instead, you will need to prove they engaged in a dangerous driving behavior, which might have been the result of distracted driving. For example, distracted drivers may engage in the following:

  • Swerving out of their lane
  • Crossing into oncoming traffic
  • Not being able to avoid a crash when traffic slows down or stops
  • Failing to check blind spots before lane changes
  • Running off the road or running other cars off the road
  • Overcorrecting when they realize they are making a driving error
  • Hitting curbs
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians or other vehicles
  • Not noticing bicyclists sharing the road

If you can show that a driver left their lane and crashed into your car, it is generally not necessary to prove why they left their lane. If police cited them with a traffic violation, that can be used as evidence they violated a safety law, which can be proof of liability in your claim.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles and San Diego Today

Distracted driving accident claims can be complicated, though Rostam Law is ready to help. Learn more about how our Los Angeles and San Diego car accident attorney can assist you – call us at 888.416.5006 or contact us online to set up your free consultation today.

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