People are involved in motor vehicle wrecks for countless reasons, such as a driver getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol, speeding and fatigue. In this blog, we will examine some of the reasons why drivers become distracted. Sadly, distracted driving is prevalent, especially in the digital era.
Those hit by distracted drivers need to carefully go over their legal options. Many victims face a long road to recovery and they deserve all of the support they can get.
Taking one’s hands off the wheel
Many distractions cause drivers to take their hands off the wheel. For example, reaching for food, tissue or something else in the car is common. Many drivers take their hands off the wheel to enter information on their phone or use a GPS. Unfortunately, when people have one hand or both hands off the wheel, they are more likely to collide with another vehicle (or find themselves involved in a single-vehicle accident).
Looking away from the road and losing mental focus
When people take their eyes off the road or lose mental focus, this is especially concerning. In fact, looking away from the road for just a few seconds causes many drivers to collide with other vehicles, especially when people are traveling at a high rate of speed. There are many different mental distractions, from problems in one’s personal life to thinking about directions and talking to others in the vehicle.
It is often very hard for the victims of distracted driving accidents to pinpoint the factors that led to the crash. However, those injured by distracted drivers need to explore legal strategies to help in their recovery and our blog covers more.