Los Angeles, CA complex litigation attorney Raymond Boucher talks about typical automobile accident cases he sees and the causes of them.
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One of the things that we do is we handle significant automobile accident cases, involving people that have been seriously injured or affected by an automobile accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, their inattentiveness. One of the things that we all see, you’re driving down the street, and somebody’s going slow, and you’re thinking, “Why are you going so slow?” And you turn, and you go around them, and it’s because they’re on their phone, or they’re reading a book, or they’re putting their makeup on.
It’s unfortunate that we are such a distracted society, but that distraction comes at a price, and that price is serious injuries to people in automobiles who are driving down the street. And so, we see more and more automobile accidents, and cases involving people who are seriously injured, oftentimes, because somebody has been inattentive, looking at a cell phone or some other type of device.
One of the things that I think is important in our society is to realize it’s okay to put that down. In the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, even the ’90s, we didn’t have them. We weren’t driving with these things in our hand, and to wait a half-hour, 45 minutes in order to respond to that phone, it’s a safer thing.