Texting while driving and talking on the phone is illegal in California and it certainly constitutes a kind of negligence that could hold the other driver accountable for your injuries if you choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in San Diego. If you have been injured due to a driver who hit you while texting, then you may be able to recover compensation.
Once you partner with an experienced San Diego personal injury law firm, they will begin the investigation process. During this time, they will consult any applicable documents like phone records or police reports as well as interviewing any witnesses who may be able to testify that the other driver was indeed on his or her phone.
It is important to partner with an experienced personal injury attorney who is committed to exploring all possible avenues in your case. A driver who is not paying attention and using his or her phone at the time of the accident may leave you paying the price in terms of severe and catastrophic injuries. Do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced San Diego personal injury firm as soon as possible after you have been injured so that you can initiate the process of having your case fully investigated. If the driver who hit you was breaking any laws or failing to make safety a top concern behind the wheel, it may be you as the victim who suffers.
You might be under the impression that you can file your own claim. While in theory you can file your own claim, it is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney. The process of receiving compensation after a California car accident is very complicated particularly if there are multiple insurance companies involved. Misfiling paperwork or missing a deadline could impact your legal rights and this is why it is imperative that you work with an attorney who is committed to helping you from day one.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines