Daydreaming the Top Cause of Distracted Driving Accidents Warns The Eichholz Law Firm
A new study found that approximately 62 percent of fatal distracted driving accidents between 2010 and 2011 were caused by drivers who were “lost in thought”.
According to the study approximately 1 in 10 fatal accidents were caused by distracted driving. Some common distractions included cell phones, passengers, and eating and drinking. However, cell phone use was the cause of only 12 percent of accidents while being lost in thought was responsible for more than half of these accidents.
"We looked at what law enforcement officers across the country reported when they filled out reports on fatal crashes and the results were disturbing. We hope the data will encourage people to avoid these high-risk behaviors that needlessly increase their risk of being involved in a fatal crash." Doug Smith, senior vice president of personal lines at Erie Insurance, said in a public statement.
According to the Center for Disease Control each day more than 1,060 people are injured in a motor vehicle crash involving a distracted driver. Daydreaming can be considered a cognitive distraction as the driver takes their mind off of the task at hand whereas the use of a cell phone may be considered more of a visual and manual distraction.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
A Georgia auto accident lawyer can help you determine if you are entitled to make a claim against the negligent parties that have caused your injuries. For more information about your legal rights, contact http://www.thejusticelawyer.com/.
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