Distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents, but what exactly is distracted driving? Distracted driving is just that- anything that take your attention away from the road. These distractions place bystanders, passengers, other drivers and even the distracted driver in danger.
Research shows sending a text takes on average 5 seconds. At 55 miles per hour, a vehicle traverses approximately 100 yards- that’s an entire football field. With the ever increasing technology available in our vehicles, their are more distraction while driving then ever.
If you were injured in a car accident, contact an experience car accident attorney as soon as you are able. Clore Law Group attorneys earn their fees when they win your case. We’ll even come to you if you are unable to travel. There’s no reason to wait any longer before getting quality legal advice on your case.
Examples of Distracted Driving
This is by no means a definitive list, but it’s a good start.
- Surfing the web on a smart phone or tablet
- Dialing a cell phone
- Talking to passengers
- Using a GPS
- Adjusting the radio
- Eating or drinking
- Shaving with an electric razor
- Applying cosmetics
There has been wide spread coverage and new laws enacted nation wide to address distracted driving. These are criminal laws meant to serve as a deterrent. It offers very little to help the victims of car accidents involved a distracted driver. Perhaps a minor fine or time in jail may offer some justice in the mind of a victim, but it does absolutely nothing to return the victim to their pre-accident condition. That is you are entitled to file a civil lawsuit in your were injured in a car accident.
Distracted Driving Legal Help
While the treat of $250 traffic tickets is the deterrent the criminal justice system offers, the civil justice system creates a significant deterrent in the form of significant financial settlements and or verdicts to victims of car accidents.
If you were seriously injured in a car accident, get the medical attention you need. When you are able, talk to a lawyer. You will have medical bills to pay. You may not be able to work. You could become disabled. The Clore Law Group has help others recover the financial damages they deserve following a car accident. There’s no charge for your consultation. We will tell you if we think you have a case and set forth expectations regarding the process and potential outcomes. If you have a legitimate claim, we will do everything we can to get you the financial compensation you deserve while holding the negligent person responsible for their distracted driving.