Distracted Driving Causes Accidents
Columbus Car Accident Attorneys Help You Stand Again
According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about
3000 people are killed every year in motor vehicle crashes that involve a distracted
driver, and around
400,000 are injured. These statistics have been steady since 2010, when texting
and driving started to become a serious problem on American roadways.
The truth is that the number of
car accidents can be decreased if everyone behaves responsibly each and every time they
get behind the wheel, no matter how short their trip might be.
However, according to additional polls from the NHTSA, 49% of drivers send
or read texts while driving and 60% are comfortable with talking on the
phone while driving. Until these percentages drop, devastating auto collisions such as
multi-vehicle crashes will continue to occur.
If you were injured by a distracted driver,
contact a Columbus car accident lawyer from Rourke & Blumenthal today.
The Real Dangers of Distracted Driving
It has been argued that texting and driving is just as dangerous as
driving while intoxicated. Every time a driver becomes distracted, they take their eyes off the
road and lose concentration for five whole seconds. In just that amount
of time, a traffic collision can occur that leads to debilitating, lifelong
Many people consider themselves to be a safe driver, or at least better
than most others on the road. What they might not realize is that texting
or talking on the phone while driving is not the only way to become dangerously
distracted behind the wheel. Rather, there are multiple sources of diversion,
each dealing with one or more major factors of distraction, which are:
Cognitive: Taking your mind off the current task of driving
Manual: Physically removing your hands from the wheel
Visual: Looking away from the road (not to check mirrors)
You Should Not Have to Pay for Your Recovery
At Rourke & Blumenthal, our
personal injury lawyers in Columbus firmly believe that no one should have to pay for the consequences
of an accident they did not cause. Initial medical treatments, lengthy
rehabilitation programs, and property repairs could easily range into
the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, when all is said and done.
To help our clients avoid such unfair and expensive circumstances, we
have made it our mission to provide excellent legal representation that
aggressively fights for their rights.
With more than 75 years of combined trial experience and an AV Preeminent®
Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, you know you can trust our personal
injury attorneys with your auto accident case. We have successfully recovered over
$300 million for our clients and would be honored to help you fight for your own fair
settlement. Even if your
driver was uninsured or you were injured in a
hit and run accident, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Find
out how by talking to our team.
free case evaluation today and we can explain to you not only your legal options but also how
we work on contingency fees – you don’t pay us unless we win for you!