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Driver Distractions and Car Accidents

The world runs at a very rapid pace. Multi-tasking is a skill that most people have acquired simply so they can get ahead in life. However, once you get behind the wheel, multi-tasking can be a dangerous activity. The most important thing while a driver can do is to pay attention to the road. Phone calls, text messages and even eating while driving can lead to dangerous car accidents in which innocent victims pay the price. Driver distraction is one of the most common causes of serious car accidents.

Unfortunately not all drivers pay attention as they should and as a result, many people are injured or killed in all different types of car accidents every day. One of the more common issues in recent years is accidents involving a distracted driver who was driving while texting, weaving in lanes, or failing to stop at a red light, stop sign, or when the vehicle in front of them must stop suddenly.

We understand that any type of accident can be a very emotional and painful experience. There is a lot to deal with including exchanging driver information, getting reports, ensuring key evidence doesn't get missed, dealing with injuries, talking to insurance companies and other issues. Thankfully, that is where we come in. When you contact a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney from our firm, you are no longer on your own. We are here to help answer your questions, review your case, file your claim and aggressively fight for you and your rights.

Types of Driver Distractions

In this day and age people are encouraged to always "stay connected". That may be fine when you are at work, away on business trips and sometimes even at home. However, when you are driving it is best to pay attention to the road and other drivers around you. Some of the main types of driver distractions include:

  • Talking on a cell phone or other wireless device
  • Talking to other passengers
  • Texting
  • Eating or drinking
  • Shaving, applying makeup or other personal hygiene activities
  • Reaching for objects
  • External distractions
  • Smoking
  • Changing radio stations

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident that was caused by driver distraction, you need to seek legal help immediately. Waiting may mean vital evidence will be lost. Our legal team at Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. has over 86 years of combined experience in helping accident victims, and we have the knowledge and skills to you want evaluating your case, investigating the facts and aggressively representing you. Don't hesitate to contact our firm for immediate help and reliable counsel.

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