Unfortunately in the United States, distracted driving is still a top cause of death and injury. Every year, approximately 30,000 people are killed in traffic collisions. About two million are severely injured, and many of those injuries cause permanent disabilities. Negligent driving is a factor in almost all traffic accidents, but if you’re injured by a negligent driver in California, you are entitled to full reimbursement for all of your medical treatment, days lost from work, and all of your additional injury-related expenses. If you are injured by a negligent car, bus, or truck driver, discuss your legal rights and options – which may include filing a personal injury lawsuit – as quickly as possible with an experienced Fresno personal injury lawyer.
Every time you drive, you make dozens of critical split-second choices, so you must be concentrating on nothing but driving every moment you are behind the wheel. It’s absolutely imperative for every California driver to avoid distractions including texting or talking on a cell phone, eating, applying makeup, or reading a map or a GPS device. It should go without saying that drinking alcohol never goes with driving.
First, seek medical treatment for yourself and others after any traffic accident. Notify the local law enforcement agency and make certain that they will provide you with a copy of the accident report. Get the other driver’s contact and insurance information – that’s critical. If you can take photos of the accident scene, the vehicles, and your injuries, do it. Don’t say anything to any insurance company and don’t sign anything before speaking to a personal injury attorney. Most importantly, after you’ve been seen by a doctor, arrange at once to consult with an experienced Fresno personal injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation and justice that you deserve. Help is here for accident victims. If you’re injured by a negligent driver now or in the future, make the call immediately.