Four Facts About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents, with nearly one in five crashes with injuries involving distracted driving. Many personal injury lawsuits involve distracted driving, with plaintiffs often recovering significant damages if the other party is proven to have been texting or otherwise distracted when the accident occurred.

Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that more than 3,150 people were killed and about 424,000 people injured in distracted-driving-related motor vehicle accidents in 2015. Consider these facts about distracted driving:

  • Texting is one of the most dangerous forms of distraction, as it takes the driver’s attention away more frequently and for longer periods than other sources of distraction.
  • If you’re traveling 55 mph, in the time it takes to read a text, you will have covered the distance of a football field.
  • Drivers under the age of 20 make up the largest demographic in distraction-related fatal automobile accidents.
  • Nearly a third of all drivers aged 18-64 reported having texted or read email while driving.

Driving while texting, applying makeup, or fiddling with the radio is not only dangerous, it’s also a good way for an experienced personal injury attorney to prove negligence and recover damages in a civil lawsuit.

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With over 77 combined years of experience advocating for in excess of 10,000 injury victims and their families, we have recovered over 50 million dollars on their behalf.  We advocate on your behalf, so you can focus on the task of recovery. We serve  clients all over the Greater Chicagoland Area, the State of Illinois and Northwest Indiana. CALL (800) 772-9744 NOW for your FREE consultation.

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