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How Digital Forensics Is Used to Prove Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has been added by the National Safety Council as another leading cause of death in the United States, and in 2019, it was cited as the cause of 8.5 percent of traffic fatalities. This form of negligence does not only affect the driver but can cause problems for a wide range of people, including passengers, other drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Using a mobile device while driving is especially risky for those employees who drive leased or company-owned cars because it leaves the employer open to liability in an accident. In order to file a lawsuit against a distracted driver, evidence that their focus was not on the road is needed. Let’s look at how digital forensics can prove a person was driving distracted. 

New Distracted Driving Law in California

The governor of the State of California, Jerry Brown, put his signature on a new bill Monday. The goal of the bill is to restrict drivers from using their smartphones while behind the wheel.

Distracted Driving or Animal Cruelty?

Stockton Woman Drives Dog for a Walk

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton auto accident attorney. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Just when I thought I’d heard it all, another version of distracted driving comes.

Stockton Distracted Driving Dangers

Distracted Driving Dangers in Stockton

While technology keeps us connected and helps people in myriads of ways, people need to stay off their smartphones and similar devices while they are driving. According to statistics from the federal government, 3,179 people lost their lives with 431,000 additional people injured in vehicular accidents across the nation in 2014 due to distracted driving.

Before the Impact Today in Elk Grove

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Car Accident Lawyer. The Elk Grove Police Department and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office will present Before the Impact prevention program today, Saturday February 6, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The safe driver program may be attended  by showing up at  8400 Laguna Palms Way in Elk Grove.

Stockton Pedestrian Fatality

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer. On the night of Saturday, December 12, 2015 a Stockton pedestrian fatality occurred. Stockton Police said that in the vicinity of Lan Ark Drive and Hammer Lane a vehicle accident happened. In the accident, a vehicle struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian succumbed to injuries sustained when struck by the automobile.

Be careful honey, you only die once . . .

My mother would often say “You only die once” as I exited the front door of our family home to hop into the passenger seat of a car driven by a friend of mine.

Elk Grove's Distracted Drivers
Before the Impact comes to Elk Grove

The Elk Grove Police Department joined forces with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office to bring Before the Impact prevention program to Elk Grove and citizens throughout Sacramento County.

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