There are a number of statistics concerning auto accidents caused by distracted driving. Perhaps one of the most harrowing is that distraction is a factor in nearly 80 percent of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver distraction is more dangerous than drunk driving and significantly more common.
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Distracted driving is among the top causes of car crashes, but what, exactly, constitutes distraction? The NHTSA defines distraction as “any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving.”
While that may seem fairly broad, certain forms of distraction are much more common. These include:
- Cellphone use
- Adjusting portable music devices
- Looking for a radio station
- Checking or programing GPS
- Reading a map
- Personal grooming
- Eating and drinking
- Lighting a cigarette
These forms of distraction can take a person’s eyes off the road long enough to cause serious accidents, but they are not the only forms of distraction that can result in injury to other motorists.
Fighting for You
No matter what the cause of distraction, if you are injured by an inattentive driver, you are entitled to seek compensation well beyond an insurance settlement. Before you discuss your case with an insurance adjustor, speak with one of our Little Rock distracted driving car accident attorneys. We will investigate your case, assess your damages, and help you determine what your claim is really worth.
For more information on your rights following injury caused by an inattentive driver, please contact one of our experienced Little Rock distracted driving car accident attorneys online or by phone at 877-638-6226 to discuss your case for free.