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Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers

The True Dangers of Distracted Driving

In the United States, distracted driving—which includes texting and using a cellphone while driving—is consistently one of the leading causes of car accidents. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 48 states, Washington D.C., and several U.S. territories have banned text messaging for all drivers.

In 2019 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationrecorded that, throughout the United States, distracted driving caused:

  • 735,000 non-fatal injuries

  • 3,142 fatalities

Types of Driver Distraction that Cause Accidents

There are three types of distractions that can lead to crashes and collisions on the road:

  • Visual Distractions: any activity that takes the driver’s eyes off the road

  • Cognitive Distractions: any activity that interrupts the driver’s mind from focusing on driving

  • Manual Distractions: any activity that leads to the driver’s hands leaving the steering wheel

Texting while driving significantly increases a driver’s risk of an auto accident because it involves all three types of distractions.

Injured? Get Your Free Case Review Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident that a distracted driver caused, you need an attorney on your side. Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen is ready to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages related to your accident.

To get started, contact our Las Vegas law firm today at (702) 505-8115.

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