Many of us travel in motor vehicles on a regular basis without fully considering the dangers they can pose. The reality is that safe driving requires focus, caution, and a commitment to safety. If a driver is not paying full attention to his or her surroundings, he or she can easily become involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.
If you have been injured by an unsafe driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and other losses. To discuss your rights with an experienced Danville car accident lawyer, call the offices of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343.
There are many things that can distract a driver from the task at hand. Some of the more common distractions drivers face include:
- Conversations with passengers
- Texting or talking on a cell phone
- Changing a CD or radio station
- Strong emotions
- Eating or drinking while driving
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents, playing a part in about 25% of accidents. It only takes a moment of inattention to cause a collision or other serious motor vehicle accident.
Responsible drivers should be aware of potential distractions and avoid them whenever possible. If you must complete a task such as talking to someone in person or on the phone, pull over until the task is finished.
If you have been harmed by an inattentive or negligent driver, we may be able to help you win fair compensation. To learn more, contact Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling (217) 443-4343.