Everyday Driver Distractions can be Dangerous

One of the most common causes of car accidents today is distracted driving. Distractions are considered to be any activity that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road, or your attention away from the act of driving. Any distraction—no matter how fleeting—has the potential to cause a collision since accidents can happen in a split second. The experienced Fayette County auto accident attorneys at Shane Smith Law help accident victims recover from distracted drivers.

Common driver distractions

In this day and age of over-scheduling and multi-tasking, it is no surprise that many people try to complete other tasks while driving. Often, a driver may be engaging in an activity that they find to be very safe, and that driver may not even realize that they were distracted until it was too late. Some common forms of distraction while driving include the following:

  • Talking on a mobile phone

  • Texting, emailing, or other type of messaging

  • Looking something up or reading something on the internet

  • Looking at a map

  • Programming a GPS device

  • Adjusting the radio

  • Tending to a child in the backseat

  • Reaching for something on the passenger side of the car or in the backseat

  • Eating

  • Personal grooming

While some of these activities may seem natural for a driver to engage in, they all have the potential to cause a collision that may result in serious injuries.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured because another driver was negligently distracted, you deserve to recover for all of your accident-related losses. Such losses may include lost income, medical bills, physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, permanent injuries, and more. Proving that another driver was distracted at the time of the accident may be difficult, so you always want to have a highly experienced auto accident lawyer handling your case. At Shane Smith Law, we offer free consultations, so please call today at (980) 246-2656 for help.

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