If you have paid attention to the news in the last few years then you have likely seen plenty of conversation amongst lawmakers about distracted driving. While this is an important thing to discuss, many are not entirely sure what it pertains to exactly. If you have been involved in a car accident and intend to file a personal injury lawsuit then it may be very important to understand exactly what this term means.
You can keep reading to find out exactly what it means. You can also contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you have been injured in an accident and need a free legal consultation.
Common examples of distracted driving
There is no question that texting is both the most common and the most discussed type of distracted driving. However, it is not necessarily the only one. Other examples include eating while driving, adjusting the radio station or volume, putting on makeup, using a GPS system, looking in the mirror at your own reelection, reading a map, reading a book, or doing homework on the way to class.
Messing around with passengers, keeping track of babies or children in the car, looking at billboards, staring in the rear-view mirror too long, or working to get things from the backseat while driving are other examples of distracted driving.
Distracted driving is more serious than you may think
A recent study asked doctors to look at data regarding car accident fatality to determine what the biggest threats to drivers are. After looking at more than 520 deaths in just Kern County, they found that there were three top dangers on the roads that led to deathly car accidents:
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving
Just how serious are these issues? The doctors said that they accounted for almost all of the fatal car accidents in the United States.
Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident?
If you have been injured in a car accident then your next step is to contact a personal injury attorney. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident then you may want to contact an attorney as well. Note that only people with specific relations to the deceased, such as their child, spouse, or legal domestic partner, can file a wrongful death case.
We can take your case with no upfront cost
We know that it is common for people who have been injured, or who have lost a loved one, to not have the extra funds required to hire an attorney, file a lawsuit, pay for expert witnesses, etc. The good news is that at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we take your case on a contingency basis. This means that we cover all upfront costs and your fee comes directly from the money we recover for you. If we do not win your case then we do not get paid. There is no risk so we strongly recommend that you call us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.