Ventura Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer
Sure, accidents happen, but calling something an “accident” doesn’t mean somebody wasn’t at fault and shouldn’t bear responsibility for the harm they’ve caused. Take distracted driving car accidents, for example. These incidents are entirely preventable, and there is no excuse for them; someone simply wasn’t paying attention to the road like they are legally required to do. For such accidents in Ventura County, the personal injury law firm of Zavala Law can help you build a case that proves the distracted driver’s liability to you. Our lead attorney, Matt Zavala, brings over a decade of experience in insurance defense plus a ton of litigation and trial experience to the table to help you get the care and compensation you need and deserve. Contact our Ventura distracted driving car accident lawyer today.
What Is Distracted Driving Anyway?
Distracted driving isn’t just about texting or scrolling through your Instagram feed, although that certainly counts. Beyond texting while driving, distracted driving encompasses anything that takes your attention away from the road. That could be talking on the phone, fiddling with the radio, or even eating. And guess what? The law in California is pretty clear about this — you’ve got to give your full attention to the road, or you could be held liable for any accidents that result.
In California, it’s illegal to use a handheld cellphone or other electronic communication device while driving, unless you are making an emergency call to the police or for medical help. Drivers 18 and older can lawfully use their devices in hands-free mode, but even this behavior could prove distracting enough to cause an accident. Distracted driving can be manual (hands off the wheel), visual (eyes off the road), or cognitive (mind off the task of driving). The deeper one gets into a conversation or interacting with their phone through voice commands, the more likely their attention will get diverted from the road. Even a brief distraction of only a few seconds is enough to get into a wreck, whether stuck in stop-and-go California traffic or because of an unexpected slowdown or other vehicle maneuver.
Matt Zavala: The Go-to Guy for Distracted Driving Cases in Ventura County
With extensive experience in insurance defense and significant trial and litigation proficiency, Matt knows how to pursue a claim in or out of court. He can not only respond appropriately to insurance defense tactics, but he can anticipate and prepare for them, knowing how these companies think and act. What’s more, Matt is an adept mediator as well. All of this together means that Matt is able to see the big picture and craft a strategy that’s not just about winning but about getting you the best possible outcome.
In addition to winning your case and getting great results, at Zavala Law we prioritize a positive client experience. For us, your satisfaction with how you are treated by your lawyer is as important as any settlement or judgment. If you feel the same way, then our personal injury law firm is an excellent choice to help you deal with a distracted driving car accident in Ventura County.
So, You’ve Been in a Distracted Driving Accident: What’s Next?
First off, don’t panic. Your health comes first. Get medical attention ASAP and make sure you’re okay. Once you’re able, reach out to us at Zavala Law. We’ll guide you through what to expect as your case progresses and help you gather the evidence you need. This could include phone records, witness statements, and even traffic camera footage. With the facts in hand and over a decade of handling car accident claims, we’ll be poised to negotiate a fair settlement or take your case to trial if necessary to get a good result for you.
Contact Zavala Law Today
If you’ve been injured in a distracted driving accident in Ventura County, you need look no further than Zavala Law. We’re not just lawyers; we’re your neighbors, and we’re here to help. Give us a call at 805-429-4292 for a free consultation to explore your options and get our advice on how to proceed. We don’t charge any fees unless we are successful in your case.