Distracted Driving & Catastrophic Car Accidents

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2019 | Firm News |

As a whole, we consider driving to be one of the most normal tasks we complete
to get through our day. This casual relationship with something so risky
has created a dangerous and negligent culture of distracted driving. People
forget just how much is at risk when they get behind the wheel, resulting
in catastrophic accidents and injuries.

Drivers must examine their own behavior as bluntly as possible. Preventing
the devastation of a catastrophic
car accident may seem impossible to predict but amending simple habits can go a long
way in saving lives. Far too often, innocent drivers, passengers, and
pedestrians are victims of an individual’s actions which should
never have occurred in the first place.

These examples of distracted driving can quickly transition from harmless
to deadly:

  • A driver’s visual clarity is vital to road safety. Searching for
    something in the backseat or trying to find a specific location are both
    examples of potentially catastrophic visual distractions.
  • Cognitive distractions may require more practice to combat. Nearly every
    driver has reached their destination without noticing how they got there
    because they were too preoccupied with thoughts about work, family, personal
    conflicts, etc.
  • Manual distractions are the most common kind of disruption for even the
    most seasoned driver. These include eating or drinking, talking to passengers,
    cell phone use, grooming, etc. Drowsiness is also a major source of distraction
    and can result in severe consequences.

Any of the above may result in a catastrophic car accident which leaves
all involved with permanent, and sometimes fatal, injuries.

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