Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Here is a sentence that should be tacked on every vehicle dashboard: “Eyes OFF the road is a bad thing; but an eye ON the road still doesn’t mean the road is safe.” Considering the state of drivers today with all the electronic gadgets available, it should come as no surprise that an estimated two in every 10 drivers on the road; city streets or major freeways, is either operating a mobile phone or texting while driving. C’mon folks we’ve all seen them at one time or another and age presents no barrier. Distracted driving can be an equal opportunity killer on the highways day or night.

The signs are obvious even for the novice driver who is NOT talking or texting while behind the wheel. The driver may give the appearance of a DWI (driving while intoxicated) weaving back and forth while at the same time, fumbling for a phone number or text address. Or the driver heavily engrossed in a conversation pounding their steering wheel in obvious frustration then slowing down for no apparent reason. However the distracted drivers that are the easiest to spot are those ahead of you stopped at a traffic light talking on their phone; dreamingly unaware that the light has turned green.

Your hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road do not present any 100% guarantee you’ll miss something in front or behind you; think “inattention blindness.” Drivers who appear to be paying attention can actually be distracted. If this “path of destruction” continues at the pace it’s going, legislative bans on texting while driving as well as a ban on using any wireless “gadget” while driving for drivers under 18 may become a law. Basically it’s a call to these young people to stop engaging in these thoughtless behaviors before some accident that could have been avoided, kills somebody. Perhaps it is time to stop waving the white flag, throw down the gauntlet and stop this nonsense once and for all.

Distracted driving in any form be it a DWI, texting while driving or on the phone is an accident waiting to happen. If you have been the beneficiary of a vehicle accident by distracted driving, it would appear, on the surface, that you would have a plausible legal action case worth pursuing. Contact the specialists at these firms, Kurash & Klein, Ltd. or Cooney Law Office, PS, to help you with the legal ramifications of your case today.