According to the National Safety Council, fatal traffic accidents are up 14% from this same time last year, putting the country on course to pass 40,000 traffic-related deaths for the first time is eight years. If you have lost a loved one in an accident in California, call attorney Mickey Fine at (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.
The biggest factor identified behind this increase in fatal car accidents is our seeming inability to put our cellphones down – even when driving. Despite laws regulating cellphone use while driving, these devices remain the leading cause of distraction and are a factor in hundreds of thousands of accidents every year. And it’s not just texting that’s causing problems.
Research has shown, time and again, that all forms of cellphone use, including hands-free, significantly increases the risk of causing a car accident. When you are injured or someone you love is killed by a driver using a cellphone – even if that usage is legal – you are entitled to hold them accountable and seek compensation through swift and aggressive legal action.
To schedule a free consultation at our Bakersfield office and learn more about your rights, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today.