The Risks of Distracted Driving

The Risks of Distracted Driving

The Risks of Distracted Driving

While dangerous driving comes in far too many forms, distracted driving is one of the most dangerous. As motorists, we owe one another a serious duty of care, and distraction flies in the face of this responsibility. If you have been injured by another driver’s distraction, seek the legal guidance of an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney today.

The Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares that distracted drivers claimed the lives of 3,142 victims in 2020 alone. Consider the following statistics reported by CDC regarding a recent year:

  • A full 9 percent of fatal accidents and 15 percent of injury-causing accidents were distraction-related.
  • Approximately 424,000 people were injured by distracted drivers, and another 3,142 were killed.

The most alarming distraction of all, according to CDC, is texting, which interweaves all three forms of distraction, including:

  • Cognitive distractions that engage your thoughts
  • Visual distractions that engage your sight
  • Physical distractions that engage your hands

When you consider that it takes an average of 5 seconds to compose or read a text and that a motorist who is traveling at highway speeds can travel the length of a football field in that amount of time, the risk associated with texting behind the wheel becomes all too real. 

Call an Experienced Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney for the Help You Need Today

The accomplished car accident attorneys at Jalilvand Law – proudly serving Beverly Hills – champion the rights of our clients in pursuit of compensation that covers their full range of physical, financial, and emotional losses. Our capable legal team is on your side, so please do not delay reaching out and contacting or calling us at 310.478.5800 for more information about how we can help you today.