The Main Cause of Car Accidents
Car accidents happen in many ways, and we often see headlines about drunk drivers or drag racers causing deadly crashes. However, the primary cause of car accidents in the United States in modern times is distracted driving. While not as dramatic as road rage or intoxicated driving, distracted driving is a pervasive problem on our roads.
Distracted driving these days often involves our devices. Smartphones, smartwatches, iPads, and more can distract a driver and cause them to crash. Whether it is a quick check of a text or a glance at a GPS map, it is enough to cause a devastating car accident.
Many people believe that hands-free systems in their vehicles are significantly safer than handheld devices. While they might be somewhat safer, there are still plenty of risks of distraction when using hands-free systems. Even having a conversation through your in-car technology can be distracting enough to make a serious error.
Distracted drivers might:
- Fail to notice slowing or stopping traffic
- Swerve outside of their lanes
- Not notice red lights or stop signs
- Run other drivers off the road
- Drive off the road onto the shoulder
- Cross yellow lines into oncoming traffic
If a driver engaged in any of these behaviors and hit your car, that driver should be liable for all of your injuries and losses. Such losses can include medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one in a distracted driving crash, your family might be able to file a claim for wrongful death to seek damages.
Consult with a Casselberry & Oviedo Florida Car Accident Lawyer
If you are injured in a car crash, reach out to the Oviedo & Casselberry car accident attorneys of Quattrochi & Torres. Contact us for a free case evaluation about your rights to compensation. We hold distracted drivers accountable for the harm they caused.