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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:

  1. Cognitive Distracted Driving
    1. This type of distracted driving occurs when a driver’s mind is occupied with other matters, taking his / her attention away from the road.
    2. 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.
  2. Physical Distracted Driving
    1. This type of distracted driving occurs when a driver is occupied by a physical distraction that leaves the driver unable to make emergency maneuvers if needed.
    2. 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.
  3. Visual Distracted Driving
    1. 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 our clients.

To speak with a Huntington Beach car accident lawyer, contact the firm today! We are honest attorneys fighting for real justice.