Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. Nearly one in five crashes with injuries were as a result of 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.
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:
1. Texting is one of the most dangerous forms of distraction. It takes the driver’s attention away from the road for longer periods than other sources of distraction.
2. If you’re traveling at 55 mph, in the time it takes to read a text, you will have covered the distance of a football field.
3. Drivers under the age of 20 make up the largest demographic in distraction-related fatal automobile accidents.
4. Nearly a third of all drivers 18-64 have said that they texted or read emails while driving.
Driving while texting, applying makeup or fiddling with the radio is dangerous. It’s also a good way for an experienced personal injury attorney to prove negligence and recover damages in a civil lawsuit.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A DISTRACTED DRIVING AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT,
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