Even though almost every state in the country has some kind of law that penalizes it, many people still aren’t getting the message that distracted driving kills.
In 2013, the latest year for which full statistics have been compiled, more than 3,100 people died in distracted driving crashes on America’s roads, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’s nine people, every single day. About another 1,200 people each day suffer some form of injury in a crash related to distracted driving.
Distracted driving is most frequently associated with cell phone use, and particularly smartphone use. Despite that, it’s an old problem that has been around for as long as driving itself. Whether it involves a phone or not, any action that takes a driver’s attention away from the road has the potential to become a fatal distraction. Accessing car stereo controls, correcting a child’s misbehavior, eating, grooming, and even becoming preoccupied with a low fuel gauge have been known to cause vehicle accidents.
The distraction doesn’t even need to be an “action.” Even when a driver’s eyes are on the road, if their mind is a million miles away, they’re not going to react as effectively to changes in the driving environment.
USClaims has served many clients whose lives have been turned upside down by distracted drivers, either as a result of a serious injury or through the death of a loved one. Medical bills, lost wages, and disrupted careers are just some of the kinds of fallout we’ve seen in the wake of a distracted driver’s negligence. If you’re finding it hard to keep your life and finances together after an encounter with a distracted driver, we may be able to help while your waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment in a distracted driving case.
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