Helping Victims of Distracted Driver Accidents
In our increasingly technology-savvy society, people cram as much as they can into every minute of every day. Reliance on cellphones and other electronic devices consumes so much of people’s attention that they are loathe to put them down while driving.
Cellphone use while driving and other forms of distracted driving create an extreme hazard for everyone on the road, causing more than 3,000 deaths every year in the U.S. and many more injuries. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, the auto accident lawyers at Coppola & Melonakis, have the resources to help.
Distracted Driving: More Than Just Cellphone Use
The number one (and growing) culprit in U.S. distracted driving cases is cellphone use while driving, but cellphones aren’t the only distraction that can cause car accidents. Anytime a driver takes his or her mind or eyes off the road, or hands off the steering wheel, that driver endangers lives.
Common distractions include:
- Using a cellphone while driving, including texting while driving
- Eating while driving
- Reading while driving
- Applying makeup while driving
- Reaching for an object in the car
- Using the center console, such as changing a radio station or programming a GPS
- Looking at an event outside of the car
Injuries from distracted driving accidents can be devastating. Distracted drivers are unable to respond to unexpected events and changing traffic conditions. They fail to see that cars are stopped on the freeway, causing serious high-speed accidents. They don’t watch for pedestrians or children running out into the street.
We want to help you hold the distracted driver that injured you accountable for his or her actions. We understand the impact an unexpected injury can have on your life. You can rely on us to be there with you at every step, working diligently to see that you receive the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
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