There is no question that the invention and ubiquity of electronic mobile devices such as smartphones has changed our society dramatically. People are constantly connected with a wealth of information at their fingertips. Tasks can become simpler and communications briefer. While these devices have made the world a largely more efficient place, they have also made the roads far more dangerous.
Texting and Driving is Never Safe
The feeling of needing to be constantly connected and informed does not go away simply because drivers get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Despite widespread attempts at education and reminders regarding the risks of distracted driving, the number of people who are texting and driving continues to steadily increase, resulting in thousands of accidents and injuries.
Many people who text and drive pride themselves on being good multitaskers and, therefore, assert that it is not dangerous for them to text and drive. However, it is critical to realize that no one is good enough at multitasking to avoid significant distraction and slowed reaction times when reading or sending a text message.
When another person acts in a negligent manner and causes you injury, you have the right to seek compensation for the losses caused by your injuries. There are a couple of ways to get the compensation you deserve after a driver after a distracted driving crash, including the following:
It is shocking how many drivers believe they’re talented enough to text and drive safely. Many of them are young drivers who are often too impatient to wait to read or send a text.
So many drivers don’t understand the risks of texting and driving. As a result, they continue to do so at the detriment of themselves and others.
Ultimately, there are three ways that drivers can be distracted.
Looking at a text message takes five or more seconds. At 60 miles per hour, that like driving more than the distance of a football field with your eyes closed.
Texting, eating, or drinking are the most common physical distractions. Distractions by passengers is also common.
When you are focused on reading or composing a message on your phone, you are not thinking about the act of driving a car.
Frank offers a Free Case Evaluation and Consultation. He will visit with you at your convenience at your home or hospital bed to evaluate your matter. This is done on a case by case basis.