Facts About Distracted Driving in the U.S.
As you may know, distracted driving has become a growing epidemic in the United States. Not only can a person access the internet, send a text, make a call and program their navigation system all at the click of a button, but more and more drivers are continuing to do so while behind the wheel. According to Carnegie Mellon University, using a cell phone while driving reduces the amount of necessary brain activity by 37%—which means that you would be 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident when engaging in such behavior.
It is for this reason that more than 18% of all traffic accidents in the U.S. involving injury or death are caused by driver distraction—subsequently leading to more than 3,300 fatalities and 400,000 injuries each year. If you have been involved in such an accident, contact a Dothan distracted driving accident lawyer immediately.
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How do these accidents happen in Alabama?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are three different types of driver distractions: manual, visual and cognitive. Manual distraction refers to any instance in which you physically remove your hands from the wheel to perform another task—which could include texting, eating, putting on makeup, etc.
Visual distraction refers to any instance in which you take your eyes off of the road and devote your attention elsewhere—which could include texting, looking out the window, chatting with a passenger, changing the radio station, etc. Cognitive distraction refers to any instance in which you are not fully engaged in the task at hand—which, in this case, would be driving. Partaking in any of these actions can have devastating results, as it only takes a second to cause a serious collision.
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Determining Liability after an Auto Collision
If you have recently been involved in a car accident that you believe was caused by a distracted driver, it is important that you bring this to the attention of an Alabama injury attorney as soon as possible.
It would be negligent for anyone to engage in unlawful behaviors while behind the wheel—including texting, making a phone call or driving at reckless speeds—so you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury lawsuit if you can successfully prove that the accident was caused by any such actions.
This can be difficult to do without the help of legal representation, however, as you may need to conduct an investigation. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you let your lawyer speak to the police and the insurance adjuster. Anything you say to the insurance company can be used against you later, so this is one step that you should not forego after an accident.
Consulting an Dothan, Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer
After being involved in a distracted driving accident, it advised that you consult with an experienced car accident attorney. There are several important factors that must be dealt with in the aftermath of the collision, so you should not hesitate to place your trust in the hands of our firm. Our Dothan distracted driving attorneys in Alabama would like to ensure that you are focused on the matter of your recovery, so we will do whatever we can to alleviate some of the burden. This may include conducting an investigation, speaking to the insurance company and figuring out which course of action is right for your case. In order for us to do so, however, it is up to you to enlist the professional help that you will need.