According to the Centers for Disease and Control Protection, each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Three main types of distractions are responsible for distracted driving accidents.
Visual: taking your eyes off the road;
Manual: taking your hands off the wheel; and
Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving.
Texting, talking on your cell phone, using your GPS, and eating while driving are just a few examples of distracted driving. However, the reality is that anything that takes your attention away from driving is a dangerous distraction, because not giving full and undivided attention to the task of driving can endanger the driver and others.
Other less obvious examples of distracted driving include:
The Roseville distracted driving car accident attorneys at Amerio Law Firm have seen firsthand the devastation caused by distracted driving. We are committed to helping those who have been the victims of distracted driving accidents by obtaining justice and the best possible outcome for their cases. If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, call us now at (916) 419-1111 for your free case evaluation and to see how we can help. We will put your interests first and work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Don’t wait. Contact us today if you have been the victim of a distracted driver