While a great deal of concern has been focused on the use of cellphones while driving and its role in causing distracted driving car accidents, eating while driving is another form of distracted driving that:
- Is not necessarily illegal and, as such, is quite prevalent among various types of motorists, including truck drivers, drivers of passenger vehicles, etc.
- Diverts drivers’ focus and attention off of the roadways and the task of driving
- Often prevents drivers from keeping both of the hands on the steering wheel of a vehicle – In fact, some motorists who are eating while driving may even try to control their vehicle by steering with their knees. While this can cause the steering wheel to slip and, as a result, the car to veer off its course, it may also prevent drivers from being able to quickly step on the accelerator or brake pedal as immediately as they may need to in order to avoid a car accident.
- Reportedly causes nearly 2 percent of all distracted driving car accidents that occur in the U.S. each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although 2 percent does not sound like a great deal, when it pertains to the hundreds of thousands of distracted driving car accidents that occur in the U.S. annually, it can translate to tens of thousands of traffic accidents.
What to Do If You’re Injured in a Distracted Driving Car Accident
When another driver is not paying attention to the road because he is eating while driving (or is otherwise distracted) and, consequently, causes a car accident, those who are injured in such accidents:
- Will likely have a legal case against the negligent driver
- May be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, property damage and other losses
- Can learn more about their rights and entitlements by consulting with an experienced car accident lawyer.
Englewood Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a car accident, truck accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC. Meeting with one of our esteemed attorneys as soon as your health is stabilized can ensure that you ultimately have the strongest case possible, as waiting will start immediately running out the statute of limitations for your case and could even result in the loss of critical evidence.
Our trusted Englewood personal injury and accident attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases, wrongful death suits and other types of personal injury lawsuits, and we are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.