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Fighting For Distracted Driving Accident Victims in New York

Distracted driving is a huge concern for everyone on the road. Despite laws against it, drivers routinely use mobile devices, such as cellphones, GPS systems, and tablet computers, while at the wheel. During traffic jams, drivers sitting for long periods may be able to access such devices with little risk involved. However, when traffic is moving, a driver must give full attention to his or her surroundings, including stop signs and red lights, curves in the road, and the movements of other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists, to name a few potential hazards.

If you’ve been injured due to a careless or distracted driver, our New York distracted driving lawyer at The Paris Law Group, PC can look into your case. We understand how to investigate distracted driving claims in order to determine exactly what happened and who is at fault.

Contact our team online or schedule a free initial consultation by calling our New York distracted driving accident attorney at (888) 365-4940 today. Se habla español.

What is Considered Distracted Driving?

While some may be aware of the dangers of texting behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.”

Distractions can be classified as either visual, manual or cognitive and include:

  • All cellphone use while driving
  • Disciplining children while driving
  • Interacting with other passengers
  • Grooming oneself (doing hair or make-up)
  • Reading
  • Checking maps
  • Operating navigation systems
  • Watching videos
  • Adjusting CDs or radio stations
  • Adjusting temperature settings inside a vehicle
  • Smoking
  • Eating and drinking

Types of Distractions While Driving

Visual Distractions

Visual distractions occur when drivers’ eyes leave the road as they attempt another task. One example is spilling a coffee while driving, so they glance down at the damage and run off the road.

Manual Distractions

Manual distractions involve drivers’ hands being off the wheel as they do something like change a radio station or dig around in a purse.

Cognitive Distractions

Cognitive distractions occur when drivers stop concentrating on driving because their minds are occupied elsewhere. It could be something like thinking about a fight with a spouse or parent or what to cook for dinner, but driving is no longer paramount.

Texting While Driving

Texting is particularly egregious because it involves the entire trio of distraction simultaneously. This is why texting has such a bad reputation: it always involves all three types of distraction, all at once. Researchers at the University of Utah discovered that conversing on a cellphone increases the risk of an accident by four times, similar to the rates of accidents by drunk drivers. For those texting, the rate jumps to eight times the risk.

The average sent or received text distracts drivers for approximately five seconds. When traveling at highway speeds, that time represents distances of around 300 feet wherein the car essentially driving itself. If you have been injured or lost a loved on to a distracted driver, a New York City distracted driving accident attorney may be able to get you compensation through the courts.

Contact The Paris Law Group, PC online or call our office at (888) 365-4940 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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