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Driver Distraction

San Francisco Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Were You Hit by a Distracted Driver in California?

Our vehicles play a huge role in our day-to-day lives. Our family cars get us to work in the morning, they take our kids to school, and they bring home the daily necessities of life. Thanks to remarkable advances in technology, our cars are equipped with state-of-the-art safety devices that have saved countless lives.

Traffic laws are constantly updated to protect motorists and keep our roads safe. Despite these measures, statistics show that traffic accidents continue to increase. According to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver distraction is a chief cause of these accidents.

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, call our San Francisco distracted driving accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a free and confidential consultation: (888) 831-8448.

What the Law Says About Texting & Driving

As of January 1, 2009, the Wireless Communications Device Law has made it illegal to text while operating a motor vehicle, including while sitting at a red light. The fines for texting and driving vary by county. Sadly, drivers who text while behind the wheel often cause more harm than just violating the law.

The Impact of Distracted Motorists

It has been estimated that driver distraction is the root cause of between 25% and 50% of all accidents. Ironically, as technology has made our vehicles safer, it has also created more distractions for drivers, and the prime example of this is the recent problem of texting while driving accidents.

Distracted driving remains one of the top causes of fatal California car accidents. In fact, texting while driving is a greater hazard on the roads than drinking and driving. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that people texting are 23% more likely to get into a car accident.

Furthermore, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT), across the United States, cell phone use is a factor in 1.6 automobile-related accidents each year, causing roughly 500,000 injuries and 6,000 fatalities. In a recent California Traffic Safety Survey, 70% of California drivers responded that they had been hit or nearly hit by a driver who was talking or texting on a cell phone.

No matter the nature of the distraction, if you have been involved in an accident with a distracted driver, it is crucial that you contact a proven legal team without delay. A skilled and experienced lawyer from our energetic firm may be able to help you hold irresponsible drivers to account and seek full compensation.

Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable

Our firm has the experience and access to experts necessary to fully investigate accident cases. We will meticulously evaluate and document your case to help you understand all of your legal choices. We hold both state and national records for verdicts and settlements with over $1 billion awarded to our clients.

As members of the American Trial Lawyers Association, we have been named among the top 100 trial lawyers in the country. With our firm, you can trust that you are being vigorously represented by a caring advocate who is determined to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

Accident victims are often left with the overwhelming burden of trying to recover from their injuries while suffering financial hardship due to medical bills and lost income. Insurance companies will pressure you to settle for the smallest amount that they can get away with. Don't settle for an amount that you are not comfortable with. Let Bostwick & Peterson, LLP fight for you.

Our distracted driving accident lawyers in San Francisco will aggressively fight for you rights and best interests. Contact us at (888) 831-8448 for a free review.


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    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys in Northern California.

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    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

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    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.


What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • More than $1 billion recovered for our clients
  • Since January 2018, the firm has twice broken the California record for the largest medical malpractice settlement
  • James Bostwick was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in 2012
  • James Bostwick is a Nationally Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® since its inception in 1983
  • James Bostwick received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • James Bostwick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, limited to the nation’s top 100 plaintiff lawyers
  • Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents
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