Far too many car accidents in Los Angeles are the result of texting and distracted driving. It is a growing problem throughout Southern California. My name is Howard Craig Kornberg and I am a Los Angeles texting and distracted driving accident attorney. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, we have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into these cases and help ensure that clients recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to. We refuse to back down to aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault parties, and we have no problem taking your case to trial if necessary to ensure you are treated fairly.
How Do Distracted Driving Accidents Occur?
Advances in technology provide many positive benefits to our ability to communicate, find a location on a map, and add safety while traveling. Pressures on the automotive industry to add safety features date back many years. Seat belts, airbags, and other features generally reduce the risk of harm in an accident, unless the safety feature includes a defective design. However, with many technological advances invading our culture, there is another side to the coin. Distractions from texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, adjusting a DVD player for the kids in a van, or setting a GPS device can lead to serious accidents.
The use of technology is not the only form of distraction. Anytime a driver takes his or her eyes off the road — even if for a second — the risk of a motor vehicle wreck substantially increases. Distractions can involve a wide range of activities that many drivers in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California engage in every day. Eating while traveling to a meeting, brushing one’s hair or other forms of personal grooming, and talking animatedly to passengers which takes attention away from the road are far too common.
Deadline To File A Los Angeles Distracted Driving Accident Claim
Victims of distracted driving accidents in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas need to be aware that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in order to recover compensation. In California, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This statute of limitations applies to all types of personal injury cases, including vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving. If a driving crash victim fails to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent driver within this two-year timeframe, they will not be able to recover the compensation they are entitled to. The statute of limitations to file one injury claim against an employee of a government or government entity is six months.
However, the statute of limitations does not apply to any deadlines set by insurance carriers involved in the claim. In general, the vast majority of vehicle accident cases are resolved through a settlement with insurance carriers. If an insurance carrier is not notified about an accident within a day or two after the incident occurs, they could delay or deny the claim altogether. It is crucial to ensure that all claims are filed on time so that the victim can recover the compensation they deserve.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg will be ready to step in and assist our clients and help ensure that they get their claims filed on time.
How Much Compensation Is Available For A Los Angeles Distracted Driving Accident?
There is no set amount of money available to victims of distracted driving accident crashes in Los Angeles. However, the team at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg works diligently to help clients recover both economic and non-economic losses they may incur due to the accident. This can include the following:
- Complete coverage of past and future medical bills caused by the crash
- Past and future loss of income if a victim is unable to work well they recover
- Past and future property damage expenses
- Past and future loss of quality of life damages
- Past and future pain and suffering damages
- Past and future general household out-of-pocket expenses
Our attorneys work with qualified medical and economic experts to help evaluate each client and help determine their total expected losses.
The Resources And Skill To Hold Distracted Drivers Accountable
When a person has suffered injuries from a car accident due to the negligence of a distracted driver, it is vital to have an experienced car crash lawyer on their side with a track record of helping clients recover the maximum compensation to account for their medical bills, damages, and lost wages. Uncovering evidence of distracted driving frequently takes the diligent efforts of a skilled personal injury legal team. Negligent drivers rarely admit responsibility for cellphone use. The legal team at the Los Angeles Law Offices of Howard Kornberg is thorough in investigating every potential cause and contributing factor in an accident to build a strong case to prove driver negligence.
We do not rely solely on police reports when there is a suspicion that distractions were involved in a crash. We double-check and triple-check the facts surrounding the car, motorcycle, and truck crashes. We look for potential witnesses who may have personal knowledge of a distraction in the case. Surveillance videos near the scene may often contain valuable evidence that should not be overlooked.
WE WORK TO WIN – Call Our Los Angeles Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a distracted driver, it is important to seek representation from a car accident attorney who gets results. Our legal team works hard every day to prepare solid cases to protect the rights of our clients. Los Angeles car accident attorney Howard Craig Kornberg is a skilled negotiator and proven trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. However, building a winning case does not come easily. We are driven to produce results — winning is always our top goal.
If you are seeking a distracted driving accident lawyer in Southern California with the experience and resources to help you recover full compensation, please contact us online or call 310-997-0904. Based in Los Angeles, we represent accident victims and their families in Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, and throughout the state of California.