With the rapid advancement of technology each year, distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States. Whether it be from handheld electronics, eating while driving, or even in-car entertainment systems, the number of drivers not paying enough attention to the road is on the rise, and it’s putting everybody around them in danger.
What is distracted driving?
When you think of distracted driving, the chances are good that you’re thinking of somebody texting while driving. While this is a form of distracted driving, the term covers a wide range of actions that prevent a driver from keeping their eyes on the road or maintaining complete control over their vehicle. Many types of distracted driving have always existed, but with handheld technology always evolving, the issue has gathered more attention than ever.
Some common sources of distractions include:
- Smartphones – talking, texting, music streaming,
- GPS navigation systems
- Radio/in-car entertainment
- Other passengers
- Eating while driving
- Grooming/putting on makeup
Injured by a distracted driver?
Texting and driving is perhaps the most common form of distracted driving, but even reaching down to pick something up off the floor of the car can cause an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the actions of a distracted driver, don’t hesitate in calling the offices of Lanzotti & Rau. We will do everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve. If you’ve fallen victim to a distracted driver, let the team at Lanzotti & Rau help. Call us today at 573.335.9300 to schedule your complimentary consultation.