Distracted Driving Accident
Nearly each and every car accident in Boston happens due to negligence. Negligence comes in many varieties, but frequently it is distraction that causes most car accidents. This is really unfortunate because these car accidents are entirely 100% preventable. Sadly, 9 people each day die as a result of distracted driving .
There are different types of distraction that commonly occur. They are frequently lumped into three different categories: manual (taking your hands off the driving wheel), visual (taking your eyes off the road), and cognitive (thinking about something other than driving). Sometimes these categories overlap, depending on the circumstances.
Distracted driving is a growing epidemic that is only getting worse. Roughly 25% of all car accidents are due to distraction. As a Boston distracted driving accident lawyer, I see these car crashes happen all the time to my clients. Here is some important information about these accidents.
Texting while driving in Massachusetts is illegal. It seems as though each and every time I drive I see other drivers texting and staring at their phone instead of focusing on the road. This is scary and very disturbing to see all the time! Texting and driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three modes of distraction mentioned above: manual, visual, and cognitive. Frequently it is texting that is the most common form of distraction driving. Texting forces ones vision and focus away from the road. Even the slightest look down at one’s phone can be sufficient to cause a car accident.
Other forms of distraction include eating in the car, talking on the phone, using a navigation system, reading one’s phone, and other common forms of distraction can put you and other at grave risk for an accident. Whatever you do, never drive while distracted. If something can't wait while you are driving your car, simply pull over and address the situation accordingly.
Making the right decisions if you were the victim of a distracted driving accident is very important. Get your free copy of our free consumer guide called The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents today, so that you are armed with the necessary information to make good decision for your case.Injuries That Can Happen in These Crashes
Injuries can definitely run the gamut with these types of cases. The list of potential injuries is nearly limitless, but here are some common injuries that arise from distracted driving car accidents:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Broken ribs
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Herniated discs
- Wrist fractures
- Knee injuries
- Meniscus injuries
- Leg Injuries
- Airbag injuries
- Brain injuries
- Ankle Injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Wrongful death
If you have been negligently injured in a car accident that was caused by someone’s distracted driving, I encourage you to call the Earley Law Group today. We would be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation phone consultation to discuss your case. We only get paid if we settle your case.