What Is Considered Distracted Driving?

  • Every time you and other motorists get behind the wheel of a car, you have a responsibility to each other. The rules and regulations of the road should always be followed to keep our roads safe. Whenever a motorist fails to live up to these expectations, they carelessly put the lives of people like you and your family members at risk.

    Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the LA area. If someone causes you harm because they were driving distracted, you deserve personal injury compensation. A Los Angeles car accident attorney can help you win compensation for your damages. 

    Here are some common forms of distracted driving.

    Using Your Cell Phone

    Cell phones are essential parts of our everyday lives. We talk to our family, find our destinations, and even use social media with our cell phones. However, using a cell phone while operating a vehicle is extremely irresponsible. Individuals who are using their phones have slower reaction times and are more likely to cause an accident. 

    Even glancing at a cell phone for a second can cause a devastating road accident. 

    Rubbernecking

    Rubbernecking is another avoidable form of distracted driving. Whenever someone causes an accident by paying attention to anything on the road other than the road itself, they are rubbernecking.

    Eating

    Eating is another form of distracted driving that could cause you to have a car accident. People who are in a rush to eat fast food or drink their coffee pose a serious threat to you and your loved ones on the road. 

    If someone's hot food or beverage spills in their lap, they could lose control of their car and crash head-on with yours. Drivers who are eating also risk losing control from the simple fact that their hands and eyes are preoccupied with their food or beverage. 

    Fiddling with Your Radio or Navigation System

    When someone is fiddling with their radio, that is also considered distracted driving. Finding a favorite station or using a navigation system could cause another driver to rear-end your car. 

    Turning on the right song or entering the address of your destination should only be done if the car is parked. Drivers who irresponsibly ignore this common-sense rule put your life at risk. 

    The second a driver ignores the road could easily be the second the driver causes a multi-car pileup on the highway.

    Reach Out to an Attorney

    The lawyers at Custodio & Dubey, LLP will help you determine whether your accident was the result of distracted driving. Our lawyers have a combined twenty-five years of legal experience and will stop at nothing to help you win compensation for your damages. 

    Our firm also promotes client-friendly practices, such as free initial consultations. No matter your situation, our attorneys are here to assist you as you seek compensation. No client of ours deserves to suffer due to someone else's negligence. If you need a personal injury lawyer, contact us at 213-593-9095. You can also reach us at our website