In 2010, more than 3,000 people were killed in auto accidents caused by distracted driving, according to Distraction.gov, the official US government website for distracted driving awareness.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This month, law enforcement agencies in some states are cracking down on texting and other sources of driver distraction. Currently, 10 states, as well as DC, have banned texting and talking on a cell phone while driving.
Careless drivers who take their eyes away from the road endanger not only themselves, but passengers, other drivers and pedestrians as well. Distracted driving occurs anytime a driver’s attention is taken away from the task of driving. Car accidents can result from distraction caused by:
- Reading a map
- Applying make-up
- Talking to passengers
- Using a cell phone
- Changing radio stations
If you suffer a catastrophic injury in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you deserve to be compensated by the negligent driver for the expense of your injury.
If you have been injured in an auto accident in Orlando, Florida, or the surrounding areas, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a consultation.