Texas Distracted Driving Accident

Texas Car Accident Attorney

Although entirely preventable, distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents on today’s highways. The increase in the amount of electronics we have at our fingerprints causes many drivers to pay attention to other distractions, such as their cell phones, rather than the vehicle they are operating. Flo is adept at representing clients who have suffered a personal injury caused by distracted driving.

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving occurs when the person operating a motor vehicle has their attention diverted to anything other than the operation of the vehicle. Being a safe driver requires that when your hands are on the wheel you give the road ahead your full and complete attention.

What are common causes of distracted driving?

Cell Phones: The most common cause of distracted driving is cell phones. From receiving and sending text messages to surfing the internet and checking social media pages, cell phones are a constant distraction to drivers.

Passengers: It is very easy to be distracted by other people in your vehicle when you are driving. Screaming children demanding their parents attention, as well as friends engaging the driver in conversation, can both lead to driver distraction.

Radio and/or Climate Controls: While manipulating the radio and climate controls may seem like a small issue, anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the act of driving is a distraction. It is best to set these controls to where you want them to be before putting your vehicle in drive, then leaving them at those settings until you have placed your vehicle back in park.

Personal Grooming: We’ve all seen someone applying their makeup while driving. As this usually requires both hand and eye coordination to accomplish, it is a huge distraction.

Eating and Drinking: Eating and drinking while driving takes concentration and engages your hands when they should be on the wheel.

GPS systems: Almost everyone now uses some sort of GPS device or app on their phone to navigate while driving. There are several different ways a GPS system can cause a driver to be distracted. First, if a driver waits until they are actually driving the vehicle before entering the necessary information into the GPS system their attention is completely diverted from the road. Second, once it is operational, a GPS will announce directions such as when turns should be made or exits taken. Following these directions, especially when given with only a short amount of time to complete, can cause a driver to become agitated and distracted from driving safely.

What should I do if I’ve been injured by a distracted driver?

If you live in Texas and have been injured by a distracted driver, you require first-rate legal representation by a lawyer that will help you recover the compensation you are owed. Flo is a sole practitioner that gives his clients the personal attention they deserve. He is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and never collects a fee unless you recover the monies you are owed. Contact Flo today by calling or texting 877-356-4529.

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