What is a Distracted Driver Accident?

Studies being done by insurance companies and the various state departments of transportation in the United States are finding that distracted drivers are starting to pose more of a threat than drunk drivers in some areas. That is why we are starting to see so many laws banning the use of mobile computing devices and cellular phone when people are driving. But a distracted driver car accident does not just have to be the result of a person who is not watching the road because he is texting his friend. There are several other situations where a driver can become so distracted that a serious accident could occur.

When you drive on the roads in your area, the chances are very good that you will see many examples of distracted drivers. The safest way to make this observation is to have someone else drive while you observe the driving habits of others. People on the morning commute can often be seen reading the paper, putting on makeup or shaving while trying to drive a vehicle. Not only is this a distracted driver accident waiting to happen, but it can also be extremely dangerous to pedestrians. Distracted drivers in heavy morning traffic can be the beginning of an accident that could have several victims. The best way to protect yourself is to be alert at all times when on the road.

One of the more common types of distracted drivers that people seem to take for granted are the drivers that get involved in conversations with their passengers and completely forget to watch the road. The couple that is involved in a serious argument or the parent that is trying to control their kids in the seats behind them can become distracted. But a distracted driver accident could also be the result of a driver having a pleasant conversation with his passengers. Just because the driver and his passengers are laughing at their conversation does not mean that the driver is in any better shape to pay attention to the road than a driver that is extremely angry.

If you are the victim of a distracted driver accident, then you need to hire an attorney to make sure that the negligent party is held responsible. You need an experienced professional to talk to the insurance companies and make sure that your interests and financial needs are protected during the entire proceedings.


 

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