DO YOU KNOW THAT A “DISTRACTED DRIVER” AND “DRIVER DISTRACTION” ARE THE PRIME CAUSE OF CAR ACCIDENTS?
A Distracted Driver is the cause of a significant amount of serious car accidents. In fact, driver distractions are the leading cause of most auto accidents. As experienced car accident lawyers in Los Angeles, we have handled plenty of automobile accidents that were caused by driver distractions or driver inattentiveness. Here are some common driver distractions:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Sending text messages
- Reaching for a moving object inside the vehicle
- Looking at an object or event outside of the vehicle
- Reading a book
- Eating food
- Applying makeup.
According to a study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80 percent of automobile accidents and 65 percent of near-accidents involve at least some form of driver distraction within three seconds of the crash or near-miss.
WERE YOU INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT BY A DISTRACTED DRIVER?
The Sterling Firm can help! If a distracted driver injures you, here is what you can do. Distracted driving can be fatal and also costly! A driver’s job is to drive carefully with complete attention. In the United States, a distracted driver causes one in nine accidents. Distracted driving is a negligent act. A driver can be distracted for any reason. For example, texting while driving is a major cause of accidents.
If you are a victim of such an accident, you can claim damages from that driver. As these cases involve various aspects, professional help is a must to deal with them. Here at The Sterling Firm, we can help you. Our case reviews are FREE! Pay us only when we get you compensation! Call The Sterling Firm To Speak With A Lawyer! Book Your Free Consultation Now!