Technological advances in recent years have made our lives simpler and safer in many ways. According to NHTSA.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving, approximately 481,000 drivers are using cellphones while driving during the daylight hours. There were almost 3,500 fatalities reported in 2016, and teens were the largest age group of distracted drivers leading to fatalities. The expanded use of technology has created a double-edged sword that has increased danger on the roads in southern Indiana and the Louisville area. Distracted driving has become a real problem that puts many people at great risk for harm in motor vehicle accidents.
Distracted Driving Goes Beyond Cellphone Use In Cars
The increased use of cellphones while driving has garnered national headlines. At Doane Law Office, LLC, in Jeffersonville, we are acutely aware of the danger that cellphone use poses for individuals and their families. We also know that many forms of distraction exist that can cause harm, including:
- Texting while driving
- Adjusting a GPS device or reading a map
- Eating behind the wheel
- Drivers interacting with passengers
- Adjusting a radio, CD, DVD or MP3 device
- Fatigued driving
- Using the rearview mirror for personal grooming
Many accidents involve some level of inattention of a driver. When a driver intentionally takes his or her eyes off the road to attend to some other activity, the risk of danger to others is intensified. Police reports do not always track distracted driving issues. The problem may be bigger than we realize. If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a car accident, it is critical for you to work with a caring personal injury attorney who has the drive to investigate the details surrounding your crash.
At Doane Law Office, we will independently investigate your accident, collect evidence to build a strong case and work tirelessly to hold a negligent driver accountable for the harm he or she has caused your family.
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