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Most Common Driver Distractions That Lead to Wrecks

  • Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous. In fact, it is a leading cause of car accidents, and by the numbers, it causes more wrecks than drunk driving does.

    If you were hit by a motorist and believe that he or she was distracted at the time, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation for your losses. An attorney can help you do so, but it is important for an attorney to prove what happened.

    You can't go to court claiming that a distracted driver hit you. Your lawyer must prove what happened—including what the distraction was.


    Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 390,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes in 2015 alone. Here are some of the most common causes of these types of wrecks:

    1. Texting, Talking, or Otherwise Using a Cell Phone

    Writing just one text while behind the wheel can cause someone to drive the length of a football field without noticing it. This makes getting into a wreck quite easy.

    2. Eating in the Car

    Pulling out a burger, sandwich or digging into a bag of chips can take a driver’s eyes off the road.

    3. Messing with the Radio or CD/MP3 Player

    Even changing the station or using the on-board computer can be distracting.

    4. Interacting with Passengers

    This can be so distracting that some states have implemented rules prohibiting teens from driving with others until they have had their license for six months.

    5. Applying Makeup

    Touching up lipstick, applying eyeliner, and so forth can take a person’s eyes off the road while travelling an extended distance.


    Milwaukee Distracted Driving Attorney

    Give yourself the best opportunity for collecting compensation by hiring an attorney to help with your distracted driving case. The Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg has helped accident victims from all over Wisconsin get the money they deserve for their injuries.

    We can help you, as well. Call 414-271-7007 or visit our website to schedule a free consultation.