Roseville Distracted Driving Accidents

People are always trying to do as much as they can with every minute of their day. Some believe they can juggle a phone while driving a car or eat a burger while on their way to pick up the kids. These are just some of the reasons why Roseville distracted driving accidents occur. These accidents happen because the driver behind the wheel did not have enough time to avoid the collision because of whatever else they were doing.

At Rosenthal Law, our Sacramento car accident attorney can help you if you are the victim of the recklessness of another driver. If you suspect distracted driving was the cause of your accident, we want to help you prove it.

Examples of Distracted Driving in Sacramento

Data from the California Office of Traffic Safety shows exactly how risky distracted driving is. It states that, in 2021, 140 people were killed in crashes involving a driver who was, in some way, distracted. That is over a 27% increase in the number of deaths from just a year prior. Some examples of what people are doing behind the wheel to cause this include:

  • Talking on a phone
  • Texting on a phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking to people within the vehicle
  • Changing the radio channel
  • Updating the navigational device on the car

Anything that takes a person’s eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, is putting others at risk for injury and loss if they are hit. The problem with distracted driving is that it can be hard to prove that is the reason the accident occurred.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

Roseville distracted driving accidents are a type of reckless driving. Most of the time, insurance companies cover the losses of that driver if they have enough coverage to do so. However, the burden of proving that distracted driving was the cause falls on your shoulders. Some ways our attorneys can help with this include:

  • Speaking to witnesses at the scene
  • Discussing your case with an accident recreationist who can help show how this accident happened
  • Evidence at the scene, such as a lack of tire marks, can indicate the driver was not paying attention

In some situations, it may be possible to use the logs on commercial vehicles to determine what the driver was doing prior to the accident. Some navigational systems also track this type of data. That could be helpful in proving that the other driver was not paying attention to the road while they were behind the wheel. If you see the other driver not paying attention, that in itself could be evidence.

Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Roseville Distracted Driving Accidents with Us

Let the team at Rosenthal Law help you to navigate the legal right to compensation you have after a car accident like this occurs. Our Roseville distracted driving accident attorneys can help you navigate the losses you have after proving who is at fault. Call us now for a free consultation.