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  • Over 550 combined Google 5-Star Reviews
  • Tens of millions won every year for our clients
  • We won’t settle for less than the maximum value for your case
  • 30 combined years of legal experience 
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HHJ Trial Attorneys proudly serve victims who have suffered from serious injuries. HHJ is one of San Diego’s premiere personal injury law firms.  We’ve obtained over ten million dollars for our clients within the last 4 years alone and have been voted the Best Litigation Firm for the last 3 years through the San Diego Union Tribune. All three partners have been voted as Super Lawyers and have received coverage from local and national news outlets.

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Khala BarkusKhala Barkus
19:33 25 Sep 22
Michael and his team were so great during this entire process. They helped me to get a pretty significant settlement from my case and they were never delayed in any of the processes. I am confident that had I not "fired" the first attorney that I started to work with and called HHJ trail attorneys, I would not have gotten the results that I got with HHJ. You can't go wrong with working with these guys to settle your case.
TylerTyler
21:09 25 Aug 22
Michael and the HHJ staff were extremely helpful from the start of my case less than a year ago. From the time I had my accident, to having doctor appointments set up to the final conclusion, it couldn’t have been a smoother process from beginning to end. Michael is very detailed and organized and always has your best interest at heart. He is very responsive and is always on top of it. I didn’t have to do much other than show up to my doctor appts and respond with info that was needed. I would without a beat use Michael and his team again if needed. HHJ is the best in Southern California!
Claudia LopezClaudia Lopez
21:41 08 Jul 22
Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm, HHJ Trial Attorneys, took on our legal case. Mr. Adam Hepburn came recommended, luckily. We can't thank Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm for their stellar work throughout our entire legal case. If I had any questions or concerns, Mr. Adam Hepburn would quickly address my concerns either via email, cell phone or even on text. Mr. Adam Hepburn was very truthful, thoughtful when explaining the facts of my case, and extremely professional. If you're on the fence with hiring Adam Hepburn and his firm, don't be, he's the best in the field. Adam won my case! Must hire him and his firm if you need his type of services.
FergalFergal
15:00 20 Apr 22
Michael and the team at HHJ Trial Attorneys have taken the best care of our Clients after they have being involved in road accidents. The care, attention and commitment they provide to all their clients is extraordinary as are their life enhancing results - HHJ Trial Attorneys = Best In Class.
Anne FranksAnne Franks
14:41 20 Apr 22
Michael at HHJ Trial Attorneys is a professional Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers group. This group is very is highly recommended! They are very professional compared to other firms. If you are looking for a quality group of attorneys that will get the job done, this is the one to call!
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Los Angeles' Best Texting-While-Driving Accident Attorneys Are Here to Help With Your Accident

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a car accident caused by someone texting while driving, or if you require representation for your own accident, HHJ Trial Attorneys are here to help. 

Our experienced team of legal professionals specializes in handling cases related to texting-while-driving accidents in Los Angeles. Discover your rights and options by exploring the information provided below.

Highlights: 

  • What steps you should take following a car accident 
  • What type of compensation you may be entitled to 
  • An overview of California law on texting while driving 

What Does California Law Say About Texting While Driving?

Understanding the specific regulations regarding texting while driving in California is essential for building a strong case. California has implemented strict laws to address distracted driving, and knowing the legal framework can significantly impact the outcome of your texting-while-driving accident case. This is all the more reason why it’s absolutely critical for you to reach out to a Los Angeles texting while driving accident lawyer. Our team will be able to provide you with a more detailed explanation of these lawyers so that you can make the most out of your case. 

What Steps Should You Take After a Texting-While-Driving Accident?

Being involved in a texting-while-driving accident can be a disorienting and stressful experience. However, taking the right steps in the immediate aftermath is crucial for your well-being and for building a strong legal case. 

 

Here’s what you should do:

  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately: Your health is of paramount importance. Even if your injuries seem minor, it is crucial to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not manifest symptoms immediately; early medical documentation can be vital for your case.
    • Document the Scene: If it is safe to do so, gather as much evidence as possible at the accident scene. Take photographs of the vehicles involved, any visible injuries, and the overall scene. Exchange contact information with the other party and collect contact details from witnesses.
  • Report the Accident: Ensure that law enforcement is involved. Contact the local police and file a detailed accident report. This official documentation will provide essential information about the incident, including any observed signs of distraction or impairment due to texting while driving.
    • Preserve Evidence: Preserve any and all evidence related to the accident. This includes keeping a record of medical bills, repair estimates for property damage, and any correspondence with insurance companies. Additionally, do not repair your vehicle immediately, as it may be needed for further inspection as evidence.
  • Avoid Communication with Insurance Companies Without Legal Advice: Insurance companies are likely to contact you soon after the accident, seeking to settle the matter quickly. It is advisable to consult with an attorney before communicating with insurers. Insurance adjusters may attempt to minimize their liability and offer settlements that undersell the true amount of damages you may deserve. 

Remember, the steps you take immediately after a texting-while-driving accident can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

What Compensation Can You Expect?

You may be entitled to various forms of compensation to help you recover psychologically, emotionally, financially, and physically. Understanding the types of compensation available is essential for assessing the potential recovery in your case. 

 

Here’s a breakdown of the compensation you may be eligible for:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for your medical bills is a primary area of compensation. This encompasses costs related to emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any future medical expenses directly resulting from the accident. 
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries have forced you to miss work or have diminished your earning capacity, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This includes not only the income you’ve already lost but also potential future earnings that may be impacted by your injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for pain and suffering accounts for the physical and emotional distress you have endured due to the accident. This subjective category includes factors such as pain, anxiety, depression, loss of enjoyment of life, and any other non-economic damages. 
    • Property Damage: Property damage compensation covers repairing or replacing your vehicle and any personal property damaged in the accident. Be sure to gather repair estimates and maintain records of personal items damaged during the collision.
  • Wrongful Death Damages (if applicable): Texting-while-driving accidents can result in fatalities. In such cases, the surviving family members may pursue compensation for wrongful death. This may include funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional toll experienced by the surviving family.

Understanding the full scope of potential compensation is critical for ensuring you seek an amount that adequately addresses the accident’s impact on your life.

What Factors Determine the Strength of a Texting-While-Driving Accident Case?

Understanding the key elements that contribute to the strength of your case is crucial. 

Our experienced attorneys at HHJ Trial Attorneys consider various factors to build a robust case on your behalf.

  • Evidence of Texting While Driving: The presence of evidence indicating that the at-fault party was indeed texting while driving is central to establishing liability. This may include phone records, eyewitness accounts, or even admissions from the responsible party.
  • The Extent of Injuries and Damages: The severity of your injuries and the resulting damages play a significant role in determining the compensation you may be entitled to. Comprehensive documentation of medical records, photographs of injuries, and expert opinions help strengthen your case.
  • Adherence to Traffic Laws: The adherence or violation of traffic laws by the at-fault party can influence the outcome of your case. If you or the other driver violated laws related to texting while driving or other traffic regulations, it can contribute to establishing negligence.
  • Police Reports: Official police reports carry significant weight in personal injury cases. They document crucial details about the accident, including the officer’s scene assessment, any citations issued, and statements from involved parties.

Understanding these factors helps you comprehend the intricacies of your case and reinforces our commitment to thorough preparation and effective representation.

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