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Distracted Driving Injury

Distracted Driving Injury

We’ve met and helped a lot of people through the years. Some of the most tragic cases we handle involve distracted driving injury victims. Every day, people’s lives are forever changed by someone else’s negligence. Innocent drivers and passengers suffer injury, lose limbs, or die because of a distracted driver.

 

distracted driving takes focus off the road

 

Driving is a Responsibility

Driving a car or truck is a huge responsibility. You owe it to everyone else on the road to dedicate your undivided attention while driving. Yet, so many drivers get distracted. They make calls, send text messages, play with the radio, and more. In addition, this becomes so much a part of “driving” that it is what they consider “normal.” They neglect the task of actually driving. This not only puts them at risk but also puts their passengers and everyone else on the road at risk.

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity while operating a motor vehicle. Distracted driving happens when a driver takes their attention off the task of driving. There are three main types of distraction:

  1. Visual – taking your eyes off the road.
  2. Manual – taking a hand or both hands off the wheel.
  3. Cognitive – taking your mind off the task of driving.

Participating in any one of the above, even for a split-second, is considered distracted driving.

 

distracted truck drivers can cause more damage

 

Why is Distracted Driving Dangerous?

Driving involves navigating a heavy machine from Point A to Point B, sometimes at high speeds. A driver needs to observe and adjust at all times during the drive. When a driver loses focus, reaction time increases. Studies show the effect is like drunk driving. Likewise, 59% of crashes involve distracted driving within 6 seconds of impact.

Distracted Driving is a Risky Behavior

Consider this, the average text message takes 5 seconds to send. At 55 MPH, that’s like traveling the full length of a football field with your eyes closed. Distracted drivers don’t always crash, but they do participate in negligent behavior. This risky behavior contributes to over 400,000 collisions each year. Additionally, Distracted driving injuries continue to go up every year. We want to help stop this trend. We want to help hold negligent drivers accountable.

 

distracted driving injury - woman on phone is distracted

 

Lancaster Distracted Driving Injury Law Firm

We represent distracted driving injury victims. Our legal team understands the hardships you face. When a distracted driver causes you or a loved one harm, you need help. We want to help you. At Haggerty & Silverman, we provide free and confidential consultations. We listen to your situation and provide free legal advice to help you proceed.
We offer contingency fee-based service. This means you don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.
Call or text us today at: 717-397-3200 to schedule your free distracted driving injury consultation. Or fill out our online contact form and a member of our legal team will contact you.