When it comes to motor vehicle collisions, a considerable amount of attention is given to those who operate a vehicle while drunk or recklessly endanger lives by driving well over the speed limit. However, many other examples of reckless behavior occur on roadways throughout the U.S., and these drivers should be held responsible for their actions as well. For example, many drivers are distracted while they are behind the wheel, whether they are returning an important call, sending a text message, talking with someone in the car or consuming digital media when they should be focused on the road.
In the modern era, there are many more opportunities for people to become distracted. Unfortunately, this can be deadly when it occurs on the road. A lot of drivers do not realize how dangerous it is to divert their attention for a few seconds, and they may collide with other vehicles as a result of taking their hands off of the wheel or their eyes off of the road momentarily. It can be tough to pinpoint distracted driving when examining the factors that led to a crash, as opposed to drunk drivers (since blood alcohol content levels can be measured). As a result, statistics related to distracted driving likely do not reveal the full extent of the problem.
If you or someone in your family was struck by a distracted driver on the road, do not hesitate to explore the legal strategies that may help you move on from the crash. We discuss some other topics that have to do with the consequences of motor vehicle wrecks on our blog.