The Dangers of Distracted Drivers
Bill Allen | July 23, 2019 | Car Accidents
Despite clearer conditions and long hours of daylight, summer is one of the most dangerous times of the year when it comes to distracted drivers. Distracted drivers cause car accidents through negligence, recklessness, and various errors. During the summer more people are engaged with other activities and may be less aware of their surroundings, causing more car accidents that may affect you or your family. If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident in the Ocala or Gainesville area, there’s a chance that the other driver could have been distracted and that their inattention caused the accident.
Why Distracted Drivers Are Dangerous
Distracted drivers cause hundreds of thousands of car accidents every year. Whether they are using electronic devices, talking with other passengers, eating/drinking while driving, or doing other distracting activities, it can be just as dangerous and potentially fatal. When using your phone, five seconds is the average amount of time your eyes are averted. If traveling at 55 miles per hour, five seconds is enough time to drive the length of a football field. Simply put, a distracted driver is a dangerous driver.
What To Do
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable and experienced attorney can look into your accident and develop a cohesive plan for fighting for your rights. A dedicated personal injury attorney works to collect evidence such as eyewitness testimony and expert testimony from qualified professionals such as medical experts, physical evidence including damage to the cars involved, GPS evidence from vehicles involved, and official paper evidence such as police reports. They may be able to determine if distracted driving is at fault and can advocate for you after you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by the mistakes of others.
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with a distracted driver, contact the Ocala personal injury attorneys at Allen Law Firm today. Be sure to look for an experienced, professional lawyer who discusses specific, realistic resolutions of the case with you. We have the experience to help you get the compensation you deserve. Allen Law Firm’s team of personal injury lawyers are trained professionals there to make sure that justice is done.