Did a Distracted Driver Cause Your Accident?
Distracted driving involves engaging in another activity that diverts your attention from operating a vehicle. Distractions cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year, and 75 percent of Californians cite distracted driving as their biggest concern on the road.
Unfortunately, distracted driving hurts unsuspecting road users like cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. Accidents related to distracted driving can result in severe injuries like brain injuries, fractures, paralysis, or death.
A Beverly Hills car accident attorney can help establish liability and pursue compensation if a distracted driver has injured you.
Common Examples of Driving Distractions
Distracted driving can be classified into three categories as follows:
- Visual: Taking eyes off the road.
- Cognitive: A distraction that causes the mind to shift from the road.
- Manual: Taking hands from the steering wheels.
GPS is a critical innovation that assists drivers with navigation. However, scanning the GPS for directions while driving exposes road users to accidents. Instead, drivers should mount smartphones on the dashboard and turn the volume for directions.
Eating and Drinking
A busy day sometimes calls for a quick bite as you drive. Even so, eating and driving can quickly put you in danger of an accident.
Dealing With Emotions
Dealing with negative emotions like anger, confusion, or disappointment is a source of distraction. If you’re having a bad day, cooling off before hitting the road can minimize the risk of accidents.
Texting While Driving
Texting and driving is another form of distracted driving. As you use the phone, you’re likely to lose concentration leading to accidents. Instead, a driver can apply speech-to-text apps to communicate while on the road.
Speak to Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyer
Distracted driving accidents bring financial loss, pain, and suffering. Compensation can help you to cope with injuries and related losses, so you want to hire an experienced car accident lawyer from Jalilvand Law to assist with your claim. Call us at 310.478.5800 or contact us online for a free case review.