Serious and Fatal Injuries Caused by Distracted Driving

Serious and Fatal Injuries Caused by Distracted Driving
Jul 2, 2019

Schools are out, people are on vacation, so what can be better than packing up the family for a fun drive to the beach? Unfortunately, this perfect plan can turn tragic when someone behind you receives a text, a call or needs to change playlists. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent, at 55 mph, of the length of an entire football field. Studies have shown that driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with a driver by 37 percent. Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash while texting and driving. Unfortunately, more than 9 people are killed due to distracted driving, each day and more than 1060 people are injured in car accidents that involve a distracted driver.

Our Advice to You

If you or a loved one have recently been seriously or fatally injured by a distracted driver, please contact one of our motor vehicle accident attorneys at Warshauer Woodward Atkins. We can fight for you in recovering your losses by the negligence of another.