Were You Injured in a Distracted Driving Accident?
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If you are like many people, you feel less safe on the road than you did
five years ago and distracted driving by other drivers is the fuel behind
your concerns. At McKoon & Gamble, our
Phenix City personal injury attorneys have
over 40 years of combined experience and in our industry, we have watched as the distracted driving horror stories
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Distracted Driving: America's Epidemic
Distracted driving is a deadly epidemic across America. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that in 2012 alone, 3,328 people
were killed in distracted driving crashes.
What is distracted driving? Distracted driving occurs whenever you take
your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind of the
primary task of driving safely. By engaging in any non-driving activity,
you are increasing your risk of crashing.
Examples of distracted driving, include:
- Sending and reading texts
- Talking on a cell phone (even hands-free)
- Applying makeup
- Reading (including directions)
- Adjusting a CD player or the radio
While drivers have been engaging in distracted driving behaviors since
cars were invented, today's information age and widespread cell phone
use has catapulted distracted driving behaviors to a whole new level.
For example, at any given moment, over 660,000 vehicles are being driving
by someone using their hand-held cell phone. (NHTSA)
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In Alabama, there is a ban on cell phone use for novice drivers and a ban
on texting for all drivers. Despite these bans, negligent drivers continue
to text while driving, thereby placing pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists,
and other drivers at an unnecessary risk.
If you were injured in a distracted driving crash, contact our
personal injury firm today. We are very familiar with these types of accidents and will
provide you with dedicated legal representation as we pursue maximum compensation
in your claim!