LA residents can probably count themselves among the millions of Americans who use their phones and tablets more and more each day. The list of tasks that can be accomplished with a simple swipe is growing by the day, and social media has become a convenient way to keep in touch with friends and family. Though it can be difficult to resist the urge to check messages, post an update or answer a call while driving, doing so has become a major cause of serious car accidents.
Distracted driving is recently suspected as a contributing factor in a terrible LA collision. The driver of an SUV crashed directly into an 18-wheeler that was travelling in the opposite direction. Due to severe injuries, persons involved had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital.
The damaged truck was carrying hazardous materials. A chemical called caustic soda was spilled as a result of the accident. Due to the danger, law enforcement had to delay the cleanup until a special crew arrived.
When victims of car accidents find out that the person at fault was distracted while driving, they may feel very angry. It can be difficult to know how to handle things like medical bills and other expenses as well as insurance matters. If a victim suspects someone else was at fault for his or her injuries and damages, it can be helpful to contact a knowledgeable attorney. An attorney may be able to assist victims as they try to heal and recoup any damages to which they may be entitled.