Distracted driving is a major problem on the roads. It takes the driver’s eyes off the road, making it more likely for the vehicle to drift or for the driver to rear-end another vehicle.
Distracting driving occurs any time you take your hands off the wheel, whether it’s to answer a text, eat, drink or input GPS coordinates. When you do something other than driving while behind the wheel, you increase your risk of being in an accident substantially.
Most people understand that distracted driving is dangerous. They still drive with distractions, though. Why? Many people assume that the accidents that others go through can’t happen to them. Others don’t care that they could be putting themselves or others at risk. Sometimes, people just have busy lives and use technology to stay connected while they’re on the road, even though it’s dangerous.
While the group most at risk of being involved in a car accident are those under the age of 20, there are people of all ages who drive with distractions. It’s most important to understand that even taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds can mean you aren’t seeing where you’re going for hundreds of feet. That’s enough space and time for a serious crash to take place. You could go off the road or impact someone else.
If you’ve been hit by a distracted driver, you’re not alone. Your attorney can help you file a claim against the driver, so you can obtain the compensation you need. Our website has more information about pursuing a claim.