More than 400,000 people in California and across the United States were injured in 2018 in accidents caused by distracted drivers. Distracted driving is a widely used term that encompasses a variety of different things that could cause a driver to look away from the road. You should be aware of the different ways you could be distracted while driving.
Cellphones get a bad reputation for distracting drivers, but they aren’t the only culprit. Manual, cognitive and visual distractions can all play a part in motor vehicle accidents in different ways:
As a driver, you have the responsibility to prevent yourself from being distracted cognitively, visually or manually in order to avoid car accidents. Some ideas to prevent distraction include:
Injuries after a motor vehicle accident can cause medical bills to stack up quickly and lead to lost wages from time off of work during recovery. If your injury was caused by a distracted driver in a car accident, you may be able to receive compensation to help with these bills.
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