Distracted Driving Accidents
Huntington Beach Car Accident Attorney
Since technology advances occur on a regular basis. As a result, smart
phones, tablets, and all sorts of technology are in the hands of most
people at any time of day. These advances have become a common cause of
car accidents in the United States. Unfortunately, distracted driving
accidents account for many of auto accidents that occur every day.
If you have been hurt or if you have lost a loved one due to a distracted
driver, Call the car accident attorneys at Schneider Overett today.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that divides a driver’s attention
from the road. This type of driving is extremely dangerous because distracted
drivers cannot focus on the road. This jeopardizes the safety of the driver,
the passengers of that vehicle, and other people on the road.
In fact, in 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported
that 3,154 people were killed in auto accidents involving a distracted driver.
These accidents are categorized into three types. They are as follows:
Cognitive Distracted Driving
- This type of distracted driving occurs when a driver’s mind is occupied
with other matters, taking his / her attention away from the road.
- Example: A person talking with another person over a Bluetooth connection
is cognitively distracted. Although they may have both hands on the wheel
and both eyes on the road, the driver may be absent minded in regard to driving.
Physical Distracted Driving
- This type of distracted driving occurs when a driver is occupied by a physical
distraction that leaves the driver unable to make emergency maneuvers
- Example: A person eating is considered physically distracted because he
/ she is unable to have both hands on the wheel. This makes it difficult
for the driver to maneuver the vehicle in emergency situations.
Visual Distracted Driving
- This type of distracted driving occurs when a driver participates in an
action that takes the driver’s eyes off the road. Visual distractions
are an obvious problem because the driver could swerve into oncoming traffic
or miss sudden hazards.
What to do if You are Harmed by a Distracted Driver
If you have been harmed by a distracted driver, it is important to seek
experienced legal representation right away. You can be compensated for
medical expenses and more!
The Huntington Beach car accident attorneys at Schneider Overett can put our experience and professionalism on your
side. We understand the hardships that may surface after distracted driving
accidents. Our passion for people allows us to fight aggressively for
To speak with a Huntington Beach car accident lawyer,
contact the firm today! We are honest attorneys fighting for real justice.