Distracted driving injures thousands of people each year, sometimes seriously. Many observers blame the problem on the growing popularity of personal electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets, but other, much less high-tech distractions can be just as much of a problem. People who are injured by distracted drivers may be able to recover significant compensation for any economic or non-economic losses they sustained as a result of their injuries. The attorneys of Shane Smith Law are available to discuss your case at no charge to you and will advise you as to whether you have a legal claim arising from your distracted driving accident.
Common Types of Distracted Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there are three types of driver distractions: cognitive, manual, and visual. Cognitive distractions occur when a driver is thinking of something other than driving; manual, when a driver takes his or her hands off of the wheel; and visual distractions occur when a driver takes his or her eyes off of the road for any reason. Some of the more common tasks that involve one or more of these distractions include:
- Browsing the internet
- Talking to passengers
- Using a GPS device
- Reading maps
- Looking at scenery
- Looking for objects in the vehicle
The injuries that a person can sustain in an accident caused by a distracted driver can be extremely serious, and may result in significant medical expenses and lost income from missing work. In addition, victims may sustain non-economic losses such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
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