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Distracted driving is not uncommon in California, and this type of driving behavior often leads to major injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our team is here to help when you need an Orange County distracted driving accident lawyer by your side. We understand the complexities involved with these cases, and we are prepared to go head-to-head with the insurance carriers and other parties to recover compensation for your losses.
Distracted driving can occur in a wide variety of ways, including a person taking their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, or their mind off of driving. Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that nine people lose their lives each day across the country as a result of distracted driving incidents.
A report released by the California Office of Traffic Safety shows that 27% of California drivers identify distracted driving as the biggest problem on state roadways. Some of the most common causes of distracted driving incidents include:
This is certainly not a complete list of how distracted driving incidents can occur. If you think that you have been harmed in an accident caused by the actions of a distracted driver or a drunk driver, we encourage you to reach out to an attorney immediately.
There may be a variety of types of compensation available for an Orange County distracted driving incident if a claim against another party is successful. Our team works diligently to help clients recover economic and non-economic damages resulting from the distracted driving incident.
Economic damages after a distracted driving crash include the calculable expenses victims will likely incur. Our team will examine receipts, bills, invoices, and other estimates to help adequately calculate a victim’s:
Non-economic damages after a distracted driving collision revolve around less measurable types of losses a victim will likely incur. In these situations, non-economic damages can include monetary compensation for a victim’s physical, emotional, and psychological pain and suffering.
There is no set amount of compensation paid to distracted driving accident victims in Orange County. Rather, there are several factors that can influence how much compensation a person receives, either through an insurance settlement or as a result of a personal injury jury verdict. Some of the main factors that affect these types of claims include:
We encourage you to speak to your attorney if you have any questions about how much compensation you may receive if your claim is successful.
Distracted driving accident victims in Orange County and throughout California must file their claims promptly. The personal injury statute of limitations in this state is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means distracted driving accident victims technically have a two-year window with which to file a claim against an allegedly negligent party. However, they should not wait this long to file their claim. We encourage any distracted driving accident victim to file their insurance claim and personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible to ensure their claim has the best chance of success.
A skilled attorney will be an invaluable asset to your distracted driving accident claim in Orange County. Your attorney can get involved quickly and handle every aspect of the claim so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to your normal day-to-day life. The role of your lawyer will be multifaceted but will include:
Affording a distracted driving accident lawyer does not have to be impossible. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we handle these claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients do not pay any legal fees until after our team successfully recovers the compensation they need. If we do not win, our clients pay absolutely nothing.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today. Our Orange County injury lawyers have experience handling complex vehicle accident claims throughout this area of California, and we want to help ensure you are treated fairly throughout this process. When you need an Orange County distracted driving accident lawyer, you can fill out our quick contact form or call us at (714) 783-2205.