Car accidents can be caused by many different factors. One cause of car accidents that is increasing is car accidents caused by distracted drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting and driving is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. Cell phones are one of the primary distractions for drivers and the consequences of these distractions can be fatal. It is important you find an experienced car accident lawyer if you’ve been struck by a distracted driver.
The Denver car accident lawyers at the Frickey Law Firm have over 120 years combined experience protecting Colorado’s streets. Call us today if you’ve been injured in a car accident involving a distracted driver. While cell phones are a leading cause of car accidents involving distracted drivers, there are many other culprits. Some of the other sources of driver distraction include:
- Road rage
- Other passengers
- Adjusting the radio
- Applying make-up
- Eating while driving
- Crossing multiple lanes to reach an exit
- Reading the newspaper
Drivers that do not pay attention to weather conditions are also considered to be distracted drivers. Distracted drivers also include drivers that are drowsy since their judgment and reaction times are inhibited. Accidents involving distracted drivers can be just as damaging as accidents involving a drunk driver. Victims of car accidents involving a distracted driver can be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and lost quality of life. If the distracted driver was especially negligent, the victims may also be entitled to punitive damages as well.
We understand the dangers of distracted driving. The five seconds it takes to check your phone or put away your food can be the difference between life and death for others on the road. If a distracted driver has injured you or a loved one, contact a car accident lawyer at the Frickey Law Firm today.