According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), thousands of people are involved in car accidents due to distracted driving. Car accidents are not uncommon, unfortunately, as they have become a fixture in every home and are part of our everyday lives. With distracted driving becoming one of the leading causes of car accidents, it is no longer a matter of if a car accident will happen, but when.
How the Law Views Distracted Driving
Distracted driving happens when another activity diverts the driver’s attention. As Birmingham car accident attorneys, we have seen these cases happen time and time again. You may be surprised to learn that that passengers in the vehicle are one of the largest contributing factors of distracted driving cases, especially among teens.
Here are some other examples of distracted driving:
- Texting and driving
- Eating and drinking
- Applying makeup or fixing hair
- Adjusting the stereo system or MP3 player
- Using the GPS or navigation system
- Rummaging underneath the chair for items
- Reaching for the glove compartment
- Reading: books, maps, and even road signs
Distracted driving affects focus, concentration, judgment, and reaction time—in a very similar way to drunk driving. In fact, some studies have shown that it takes double the amount of time, which makes that much more likely to see a red light or a roadblock. This makes it difficult to avoid potential danger. If you believe you have been injured by a distracted driver, for any of the above reasons, you have the right to seek legal representation.
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At Fischer & Associates, LLC Attorneys At Law, we have obtained immense success for our clients. That is because we truly care for our clients, offering counsel and representing them during the claims process. We are not afraid of taking cases to court, either, to help ensure you receive the maximum possible recovery. We believe only in offering world-class, top-notch legal services four clients in any case.
We urge you to contact our Birmingham personal injury lawyers about your case as soon as possible.