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CA injury lawyerWhen a driver takes their attention away from the task at hand, everyone is in danger. Not only are other motorists in danger, but pedestrians and bicyclists are also put at risk - and it is a big issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reported that in 2016, around 3,450 people were killed in distraction-related accidents, or nine percent of all fatal accidents that year. Most of the conversation surrounding distracted driving focuses on cell phone usage, but many other things are actually included in the distracted driving conversation.

Manual Distractions

These type of distractions occur when a driver takes one or both hands off of the wheel for any reason. Even seemingly simple things like adjusting the air conditioner or turning up the music can distract you from actually driving. Examples of manual distractions include:

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CA accident lawyerThe most important thing you need to have when you get into a car accident is evidence. Without evidence, it will be extremely difficult - if not impossible - to claim any damages from your accident. Even the smallest accident can startle a person, but the steps you take immediately after the accident can be crucial. By understanding how you can collect necessary evidence and what types of evidence can help your case, you might be able to save yourself some stress in the event of a car accident.

Police Reports

This can be one of your most useful tools in a car accident case. Most of the time, when you get into an accident and you call the police, they will come to the scene of the accident and will file a report about the crash. Things that are included in the police report are:

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