Distracted Driving

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If you have ever driven while talking on the phone, texting, fixing your hair, eating, and drinking, paying attention to your radio or GPS—you have partaken in distracted driving. By driving while doing any activity that takes away attention or focus from driving safely, distracted drivers have caused numerous collisions over the years. Distracted driving accidents occur because of the principle that driving safely requires the drivers to dedicate their full attention to the task of driving. 

Distracted driving endangers the driver, pedestrians, passengers, and other drivers. One of the most common distracted driving accident causes is texting and driving. Texting requires a lot of attention that should be focused on the road; it also encompasses all three categories of distractions (visual, cognitive, and manual). Not only are your eyes away from the road, but you are also distracted in thinking about what to type and have one hand off the steering wheel to type it out. Texting and other driving distractions have caused vehicle collisions which result in severe injuries and even fatalities. 

If you or a loved one have been injured by a car accident caused by distracted driving, take a moment to contact a Pennsylvania distracted driving lawyer near you. A Pennsylvania distracted driving attorney will be able to analyze the facts of the accident, put them together to build your case, and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving is partaking in any activity other than driving that requires to divide your attention away from safe driving. Distractions while driving are divided into three categories: visual, cognitive, and manual. While the visual distraction includes actually taking your eyes off the road and your vehicle’s surroundings, the cognitive distraction is a mental distraction that keeps your mind off of safe driving which can include daydreaming. Manual distractions are physical, in which your hands or hands are doing something other than holding and veering the steering wheel. Such distractions often result in vehicle collisions, single-vehicle collisions, and other accidents, which may cause innocent individuals to suffer severe injuries.

How can a Pennsylvania distracted driver accident attorney help?

An experienced PA distracted driver accident attorney provides legal guidance and can fully represent you during an already difficult time. A distracted driving lawyer will take some of the stress away from an already stressful and overwhelming situation by:

  • Finding a doctor that can treat the injuries that came from the accident;
  • Analyzing all relevant paperwork to help build a strong case;
  • Arranging a rental car if need be to remove some of the added burden brought by the incident;
  • Communicating and negotiating with aggressive insurance companies regarding the accident; and
  • Putting together all the evidence that will provide support in showing that the driver who caused the incident was in fact distracted. 

Do not wait to consult with a distracted driving lawyer to help you understand your rights and options if you are injured from a distracted driver. If you need legal advice from a Pennsylvania distracted driving accident attorney, please contact Ananin, Chermol, Khattar, Fishman, PLLC as soon as possible.

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