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Distracted drivers in San Diego and the risk of accidents

Today's drivers face more distractions than ever before. With a range of technology at every turn, many drivers are paying less attention to the road than they are to their devices, navigators, or text messages. 

In San Diego, distracted driving carries a big risk and can result in motor vehicle accidents that leave other drivers seriously injured. Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding distracted drivers and the potential for accidents.

The fallout of crashes with distracted drivers

A car crash with a distracted driver can be a devastating event. In addition to the potential for serious injury, this type of accident can also bring lots of stress and conflict as a result of having to battle with insurance companies over medical bills and dealing with other headaches such as lost wages and missed days at work. In California, the government took notice of the problem and the risks of distracted driving and passed a bill that requires drivers to keep cell phones out of their hands. Despite this, many drivers continue to hold their smartphones while they are behind the wheel, and this leads to crashes. Even though there are campaigns to discourage distracted driving, the problem persists and is something that all drivers will continue to contend with. That puts drivers who obey the law under additional risk.

Injuries and negligence

One of the biggest decisions after a crash with a distracted driver is what to do next in terms of moving forward on a legal level. Insurance companies will be working hard to make determinations about the accident, and chances are good they may be trying to push for a settlement. However, a settlement may not be in your best interest. The problem is that you need an advocate to help you determine your options and understand how to proceed to protect your rights under the law.

An excellent way to explore your options following a crash with a distracted driver is to have a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. A lawyer who deals with these cases can advise you about your next steps and assist you through a complicated process.

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