Distracted driving is a hot topic because so many crashes and crash avoidance maneuvers occur due to distracted drivers. Many drivers try to eat, drink, smoke, put on make-up, watch TV, play video games, adjust the climate controls, or talk on the phone — all while they need to be observing the flow of traffic, checking mirrors, reading signs, and watching the road. Some reports claim that 25% of all crashes are distracted driving related, while other reports have the number closer to 50%.
Regardless of what the numbers are, when you get injured by a distracted driver 100% of your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages are due to the negligence of another. You need an experienced Minnesota Car Accident Lawyer to gather the evidence and build a strong case in order to optimize your compensation. Contact a Minnesota Distracted Driving Attorney at 612-TSR-TIME.
About Distracted Driving
As previously noted, many behaviors interfere with driving safely. The worst behavior to do while driving is texting. According to a Virginia Tech study, someone texting is 23 times more likely to crash than a fully engaged driver.
Just talking on a cellphone interferes with cognitive recognition. That means that when someone is talking on a cellphone they have difficulty with visual processing and object recognition. How this can play out is:
Someone is driving down the road talking on their cellphone. Their eyes see a pedestrian on the curb, might even see them approach the curb; but with their concentration being on their conversation, their brain does not process the image they have seen. Therefore, they do not use caution and prepare to brake.
Distracted driving is irresponsible. Many lives have been lost or forever changed due to a few seconds of negligence. A negligent, distracted driver can be held accountable under Minnesota state laws.
Minnesota Car Accident Lawyer
It is imperative to pursue a case against a distracted driver as soon as possible in order to preserve evidence and interview witnesses. Call a Minnesota Car Accident Lawyer today at 612-TSR-TIME, or submit our free consultation form. We will fight for justice in your case.