Driver Distracted by Cell Phone Causes Fatal Crash

Driver Distracted by Cell Phone Causes Fatal Crash

When a Saturn driver had a right front tire blowout, she drove into the I-10 median and then, with her flashers on, moved toward safety on the right shoulder. Just then, her car was rear-ended by a pickup truck. With her 2-year-old son crushed in the back seat and her sister severely injured, this client’s nightmares worsened when, a year later, she was charged with vehicular manslaughter for making an unsafe lane change.

Through WCLG representation, however, it was established that the truck driver was distracted and using his cell phone at the time of the crash. The tragedy should have been avoided. A $1 million settlement was agreed to.

Cell Phone Laws are Not Working

According to the Los Angeles Times, a new federal survey released by the Department of Transportation shows that at any given moment, 660,000 drivers are looking at their phones instead of the road. Jeff Larson, President of Safe Roads Alliance in Boston, MA, says, “Police are finding the laws on distracted driving difficult to enforce.” This tragedy, caused by a distracted cell phone user, provides proof that law enforcement may be mis-focused.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

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