Distracted driving is the leading cause of car accidents in the United States. According to recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a thousand people are injured in traffic incidents involving a distracted driver. Not surprisingly, technology such as smartphones and in-car entertainment systems have largely contributed to driver distractions. When motorists take their eyes off the road – even for only a few seconds to read a text or play on their phones – it increases the chances of a car accident that can result in serious injuries and even death.
If you have recently been involved in a collision with a distracted driver and suffered an injury, it is imperative to seek legal counsel to recover your entitled compensation. With more than 30 years of experience, Attorney Robert Dunlap possesses the extensive knowledge of Louisiana driving laws to help you obtain the monetary damages you deserve.
Every year, thousands of accidents are attributed to distracted driving. Distractions take an individual’s attention away from the main task of driving. They come in multiple forms: visual distraction, physical distraction, or mental distraction.
Common forms of distractions include the following: