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Distracted Drivers Are Number One Cause Of Accidents

By Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  Feb. 4, 2011 12:50p

In today's fast paced society, life is filled with distractions and when driving, it is crucial to remain focused on the task at hand, namely driving. Many people tend to go on "automatic" and allow distractions to occur while driving which therefore cause accidents. Distracted driving happens to be the number one cause of car accidents in the U.S.

Types of Common Distractions

You may have observed people fiddling and being distracted with iPods, GPSs, radios, cell phones, food and drinks, talking with passengers or perhaps even women putting on make up or men shaving while driving. The amount of distractions can be almost endless and any one of these can lead to a serious car accident. Taking one's eyes off the road for even a few seconds can mean wandering into another lane and causing a head-on collision.

Being affected by drugs or alcohol is an additional distraction that can influence a person's ability to drive, just in a different form. This is also known as DUI (driving under the influence) and comes with severe penalties. Being upset about something can also act as a distraction and lead to accidents. If you are experiencing upset, it is best to cool down before getting behind the wheel; you just might save someone's life by waiting, as well as your own.

Seek Competent Legal Advice

If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by a distracted driver in the Santa Clarita area, you need to contact a Santa Clarita attorney as soon as possible. Don't wait as valuable evidence can get misplaced or lost that could be key to your defense and getting compensation for your injuries and losses. At the Law Offices of Gerald Marcus, we are personal injury lawyers who have successfully been representing individuals in the Santa Clarita and surrounding area with accidents caused by distracted drivers. We believe that those who cause accidents as a result of being distracted should be held accountable for their actions.

Contact a Santa Clarita Car Accident Lawyer in our office and we will discuss your case in detail.

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