Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents

By The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  Feb. 23, 2012 11:46a

Motorists distracted by a variety of activities while driving are a major contributor to car accidents in the United States. Distraction while driving can be both technological, as in driving while texting, talking on a cell phone, or checking or answering pagers or other electronic devices as well as non-technological. Non-technological distractions include fiddling with the radio or a CD player, dealing with children in the passenger or back seats, eating, drinking, talking to passengers, reading maps or other printed material, or engaging in personal grooming.

In research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost half (49 percent) of all drivers surveyed in a study reported eating or drinking while driving. 24 percent reported dealing with children in the back seat while driving. Female drivers engage in personal grooming, such as putting on makeup while driving, more than men by 3 times. As drivers age, they tend to engage less in all forms of distraction while driving, with those aged 64 or above being the safest.

Santa Clarita Distracted Driver Accident Lawyer

Distracted driving is a form of negligence which can lead to serious consequences for the driver, his or her passengers, and other motorists. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in and around Santa Clarita, California because of the negligent actions or inactions of another, it is important to seek skilled legal representation. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, property damage to your vehicle, pain, suffering, and more.

At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, you can talk to a Santa Clarita personal injury attorney who can investigate your accident, document your injury claim, and present your case in an aggressive and effective manner to insurance companies or to the courts. The firm was founded in 1987 and its attorneys have decades of experience in helping injury victims obtain the justice they deserve.

Contact a Santa Clarita distracted driver accident attorney at the firm for a free consultation today.

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