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Driving While Distracted

Many times, a car accident happens because another driver is acting in a negligent way while on the road. This is usually because the driver is distracted while driving. There are many activities that a driver could engage in that may distract him or her from driving safely, including:

  • Using a cellphone while driving
  • Changing the radio station or CD track while driving
  • Manipulating hand-held electronic devices, such as GPS devices
  • Reading maps, books or text messages while driving
  • Attempting to eat or drink while driving
  • Being distracted by child passengers who are screaming, acting out or misbehaving
  • Being distracted by pets or other animals while driving
  • Applying makeup, shaving or brushing teeth while driving

In recent years, many drivers’ use of digital devices has been identified as a cause of countless traffic accidents.

Some unfortunate crash victims have been struck by vehicles driven by drivers who were talking and texting. Some of these negligent drivers were even live streaming video of themselves at the time of impact. The videos and/or cellphone usage records may be used as evidence of a distracted driver’s wrongdoing. Other careless drivers were adjusting settings on GPS devices, searching for destinations on smartphones or tablet computers, and engaging in other activities through a variety of computerized gadgets.

Government agencies, insurance companies and educational institutions have conducted research studies and held conferences investigating this trend at length. All agree that using cellphones and other electronic devices while driving is a public health hazard.

What Do These Trends Mean For Your Car Accident Case?

If you or a loved one has been injured or accidentally killed as the result of the negligence of another driver who was texting or otherwise distracted at the wheel, an injury claim or lawsuit may help bring justice and the compensation you need. Cellphone records, eyewitness testimony and other evidence may confirm that the other driver was distracted.

However you were injured in traffic, it is important that you reach out to a professional personal injury attorney who can guide you through this tough situation. Kenechi R. Agu is an experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney who knows the justice system inside and out. KRA Legal PC is ready to work hard to hold those responsible for the harm caused to you accountable.

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