When you jump behind the wheel of a car, you enter a world where many different things are all competing for your attention at any given time. Between the prominence of cell phones, “convenience” features in modern-day cars, increased ability for advertisements to pull your attention away, and many other factors, today’s drivers have perhaps never been more distracted. As a result, distracted driving has surged in recent years, quickly joining speeding and drunk driving as one of the top three causes of car accidents in the country.
Drivers are required to be alert and attentive at all times while operating their vehicles in order to maintain maximum safety. However, if you have been injured and you suspect that a distracted driver may have caused the incident, it’s strongly advised you bring your case to a San Bernardino car accident lawyer as soon as possible. At Welebir | Tierney, our dedicated legal advocates are motivated by your success and will do whatever it takes to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Our long record of substantial success includes hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for our clients in all types of personal injury cases, including injuries caused by a distracted driver.
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Driving Distractions Are Everywhere
Many drivers don’t notice they are distracted because they have become so accustomed to the presence of a distraction on the road. While it may seem completely normal to perform a simple action that takes your eyes away from the road or causes you to even take a hand off the steering wheel for just a few seconds, it’s these brief moments that create immense danger when the road suddenly changes in front of you.
Common driving distractions include but are not limited to:
- Talking on the phone
- Talking with a passenger
- Sending or receiving a text message or email
- Looking at a roadside advertisement
- Primping/shaving/putting on makeup
- Changing the radio station
- Adjusting a GPS unit
Driving distractions become even more of a hazard when driving conditions are not optimal in the first place. Factors such as poor or negligent vehicle maintenance, limited visibility, or poor weather can all pull your attention away from the road at an important time. When these additional factors become present, your ability to swerve or stop your vehicle is inhibited, making the odds of an accident even greater.
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, bring your case to Welebir | Tierney by contacting us online today!