Distracted driving is one of the biggest problems on our roadways. It kills around 8 Americans every day — and injures hundreds more.
Our attorneys have represented many victims of motor vehicle accidents caused by inattentive drivers. This topic hits close to home in our community. Join us for Distracted Driving Awareness Month as we focus on understanding, preventing, and responding to this reckless behavior.
The Three Types of Distraction
Sending and reading text messages are common examples of distracted driving. But they aren’t the only activities that can take your attention away from the task at hand. Changing your music, talking to passengers, and eating are among other interruptions that put you and those around you at risk.
It’s important to recognize that there are three main types of distractions:
- Visual distractions that take your eyes off the road.
- Manual distractions that take your hands off the wheel.
- Cognitive distractions that take your mind off driving.
Think You Can Multitask?
If someone called you while you were reading, you’d have to put your book down before you could hold a conversation. That’s because your mind can only pay attention to one task at a time.
So why would you think that driving while using your phone is any different? The truth is that it steals your focus all the same. Remember that the essentials for attentive driving include keeping your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel, and your mind on driving.
Your Legal Options After a Crash
When distracted driving leads to a serious crash, victims and their family members deserve justice. You can explore the possibility of filing a car accident lawsuit over serious injuries or wrongful death during a free consultation with our attorneys.
On top of the emotional toll, these accidents often come with a large financial burden. Medical care, lost income, and other damages add up quickly. Our law firm will work with you to recover the compensation you need to stay afloat during this difficult time.
Call 303-237-7373 to schedule a complimentary consultation with the Frickey Law Firm. We represent clients in Lakewood, Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.