How much do you know about distracted driving?

Distracted driving is fast becoming one of the country’s biggest safety concerns.

Distracted driving crashes are steadily increasing year over year. In fact, the CDC estimates that 9 people are killed every day in the U.S. as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver.

Distracted driving laws vary from state to state.

Many states have enacted laws regarding specific distractions, including talking on hand-held devices and texting. Some states punish distracted driving activities through statutes that generally define distracted driving as doing something while operating a motor vehicle which:

  • Is not necessary for operating the vehicle; and
  • Impairs or may impair the drivers ability to drive safely

Proving distracted driving negligence or recklessness.

The numbers don’t lie. Distracted driving is dangerous and often deadly. Individuals who are involved in accidents and are found to have been driving while distracted may be held responsible for any injuries or damages they cause.

Even in states where there is no specific law against the specific action of the driver, evidence of distracted driving can help prove negligence or reckless behavior ― potentially leading to a personal injury lawsuit.

What Is distracted driving?

Distracted driving is ANY activity that takes your attention away from driving. Many people think of texting or talking on the phone as distracted driving; however, you can also be distracted by:

Adjusting the radio
Applying makeup
Checking email
Eating or drinking
Interacting with pets
Reaching for something
Smoking
Taking pictures
Using GPS
Using social media apps

Injured by a distracted driver?

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in or died as a result of a distracted driver, contact the personal injury lawyers at McDonald Law Firm. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your potential legal rights to compensation. Our lawyers have years of knowledge and experience representing victims in personal injury and wrongful death claims.

It can wait.

Don’t become a distracted driving statistic.

We all know that it is way too easy to be distracted while driving. It’s tempting to check your email or reply to a text. But is it really worth the risk involved? If you must make a call, send a text, check a map, etc., it’s always best to pull over to the side of the road first.

To go even further, download one of the many distracted driving apps that help you keep your eyes on the road and hands off the phone.

Let’s talk.

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