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Distracted Truck Drivers

Dedicated Legal Counsel from Our California Truck Accident Lawyers

Distracted driving is dangerous. Taking their eyes off the road for even a few seconds puts a driver at risk of colliding with unexpected road hazards, other vehicles, and pedestrians. When the distracted driver is operating an 80,000-pound commercial truck, the damages caused by the collision increase significantly.

Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is any activity that takes the truck driver’s attention away from the road.

Common types of distracted driving include:

  • Eating
  • Fiddling with the radio
  • Engaging with GPS
  • Turning to talk to a passenger
  • Using a cell phone

In 2017, 6% of truck accidents were caused by distracted truck drivers, and 16% of those were the result of cell phone use, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

A truck driver might think that something as simple as eating an apple while driving could not cause harm. However, if the driver drops the apple and bends over to pick it up, they are no longer paying attention to the road. A large commercial truck cruising at 65 mph would need about 525 feet to come to a complete stop, and the driver has barely a fraction of that distance if they look up to find traffic slowing down.

Our Firm Is Available 24/7 to Answer Your Questions

Truck drivers who cause an accident because they were distracted while driving can be financially liable for damages. If you were injured by a negligent truck driver, trust your case to the capable California truck accident attorneys at Torem & Associates. We have obtained favorable results for accident victims and are prepared to help you get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain/suffering. We have over a decade of combined legal experience, which means we have the knowledge to competently handle your case.

If a distracted driver caused you harm, call us at (888) 500-5000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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The Torem & Associates Difference

  • Standing up for the injured since 1983.
  • If we don’t get you compensation, there is no fee!
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  • If you are injured, we can help you find a physician to get medical treatment.
  • Our attorneys have secured many million dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts.


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