Car accidents don’t just happen by “accident.” They occur because someone was careless. Drivers are usually distracted by interacting with other passengers, using a cellphone, looking at something in the vehicle, looking at something outside of the vehicle, singing/dancing to music, grooming, or doing something else when they should have been watching the road.
Car accidents are the highest percentage of personal injury cases. According to the California Department of Transportation, there have been more than 300,000 annual traffic accidents in our state in recent years. Over 600,000 drivers are using an electronic device while driving.
Of those accidents, almost 87,000 resulted in injuries, and there were more than 5,000 deaths.