Denver Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
It is estimated that 10 people die each day in accidents caused by distracted drivers. Sadly, these numbers are increasing. Technological advancements have made using smartphones and GPS devices easier to use while driving. Yet, even with voice commands and hands-free driving capabilities, these devices still cause distracted driving.
By definition, distracted driving occurs whenever a driver’s attention is diverted from the road. And it can occur in numerous ways.
There are three main forms of distractions:
· Visual Distractions
· Manual Distractions
· Cognitive Distractions
A visual distraction is any distraction that causes you to take your eyes off of the road. A visual distraction could be a looking at a billboard, texting your friend, fiddling with the car stereo, or looking at another roadside accident. The National Safety Council has said that while talking on a cellphone, drivers miss as much as 50% of what’s going on around them.
A manual distraction is any distraction that causes you to take your hands off of the road. A manual distraction could be handing food to a passenger, drinking a drink, or reaching for your cellphone. It is estimated that eating behind the wheel of a car increases the odds of an accident by 80%
A cognitive distraction is any distraction that causes you to take your mind off of driving entirely. A cognitive distraction could be daydreaming, listening to Siri, talking to passengers, or listening to a Podcast. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found out that when teens drove in a car with other friends their accident risk increased by 15%.
If you have been injured in a car accident by a distracted driver, Denver car accident attorney Robert Paysinger can help. His primary goal is getting you the money you need to fully recover and holding the negligent driver accountable for his or her mistakes. Contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation.
Top Driving Distractions:
· Eating in the car
· Drinking in the car
· Changing radio/songs
· Talking on the phone
· Talking to passengers
· Disciplining children in backseat
· Putting on makeup
· Reading a map
· Looking at GPS devices
· Surfing the Internet
· Updating social media
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If you have been injured in a car accident in Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Arvada, Boulder, or anywhere in the State of Colorado, we can help. Call Denver distracted driving accident attorney Robert Paysinger today to discuss your case. Our law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303.279.0221.
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