Distracted driving is any kind of driving that takes the driver’s attention off the road. It could be an angry fight in the car, a child pulling attention away, fiddling too much on the radio, or in many cases these days, texting on a smartphone.
This kind of driving can be just as fatal or injurious as drunk driving. A recent accident reported on by CBS Dallas-Ft. Worth illustrates this.
On Highway 80 on the 28th of April, a five-car collision happened. Police believe that it was caused by a distracted driver. Eight people were injured in the incident, two of the critically and four of them seriously. The crash was so bad that some victims had to be cut out of their vehicles.
We don’t know the exact cause of the distraction, but the results are clear. If you are driving, you need to put your full attention on the road. Even just a few seconds away can be enough to put you and others around you at risk of injury and death.
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, there are ways to get help. A personal injury can ensure that you get the compensation you deserve from the responsible party and from your insurance company. Call today for a free consultation if you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.