Northern California Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Driver distraction has always been a problem, but as technology continues to advance, there are more behind-the-wheel distractions to drivers than ever before – and some of them are built right into the car in the form of infotainment systems. These distractions greatly increase the likelihood of a serious car accident that could result in injury or death. When drivers fail to pay attention and the result is injury or death to another person, they may be held liable for their negligence.

The Northern California car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley fight for maximum compensation for victims of auto collisions caused by distracted drivers. If you or a family member has been hurt, contact our firm to request a free case review to learn more about your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, vehicle repair costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.


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Common Driver Distractions

A distraction is anything that causes a driver’s attention to wander from the primary task of driving. Distractions can be cognitive (mental focus), manual (tactile focus), visual (eyesight focus), or a combination of all three. It only takes a moment of imattention to cause an accident with lifelong consequences.




Distractions that cause the greatest number of preventable car accidents include:

  • Texting or checking emails on a smartphone
  • Using/scrolling through smartphone apps
  • Talking on the phone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Grooming (applying makeup, brushing hair, etc.)
  • Reaching for a fallen item
  • Rubbernecking (watching an event on the side of the road)
  • Listening to overly-loud music or having distracting conversations with passengers

Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a conscientious and safe manner that does not endanger other people or property. Willfully choosing, for example, to ignore California’s ban on cell phone use while driving, indicates a disregard for the safety of others that can support the plaintiff’s case. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the legal process, build a strong case on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you are due for your injuries.

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Our experienced car accident attorneys serve clients throughout Northern California from offices in Chico, Redding, Roseville, and Sacramento. Knowledgeable and with access to valuable resources, including accident reconstruction experts, medical specialists, and other professionals, we are known for our winning strategies and unrelenting advocacy. We routinely go up against large and powerful insurance companies – and we win. In fact, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients since we first opened our doors.

Get in touch with us today to learn how our team can be of service. Call anytime 24/7 for a free personal injury consultation: (530) 413-0245.

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