Providing experienced legal counsel to clients injured in crashes caused by cell phone use
When most people think of dangerous drivers, their first thoughts may be drunk drivers or teenagers racing around, putting other drivers in danger. A different form of dangerous driving has become extremely prevalent in California and causes a large number of serious crashes each year. That danger is called distracted driving. Distracted driving isn’t new. Drivers have been distracted by newspapers and food for as long as there have been cars. What is different now, however, is that drivers are using their GPS, phone and other electronic devices while they drive. These devices now play a part in many San Jose car wrecks. If you have been hurt by a distracted driver, you need an attorney with experience. Since 1978, the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson has been representing people injured in car accidents. I exclusively handle personal injury cases and have a deep understanding of California law.
Distracted driving creates dangerous situations on the road
California laws against distracted driving
California combats the problem of distracted driving with a serious of laws. It is illegal to use a cell phone while driving in the state unless a hands-free device is used. No texting or text-based communication of any kind is allowed by someone operating a vehicle. Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use any type of wireless communication device while driving. California convicted over 425,000 people of distracted driving violations involving phones in 2013 alone.
Getting justice after a car accident
Let me help you get the compensation you need to move on with life
When you have been hurt, you need an attorney with experience to help you hold negligent drivers liable and to recover payment from insurance companies. At the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson, I provide my clients with personalized service and dedicated representation. My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose to serve clients in Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay area and throughout California. Use my online contact form or call me now at 408.293.4000 to arrange a free consultation.