Distracted Driving: A Major Cause of Accident Injuries

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and intends to draw attention to this epidemic.

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes, according to Distraction.gov. Another 431,000 people suffered accident injuries caused by distracted drivers.

In the month of April, law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on distracted drivers.

New technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. Distracted driving can be many things from texting while driving to talking to passengers or eating and drinking; basically anything and everything that distracts and diverts the drivers’ attention while operating a vehicle. Many of us have seen drivers making careless mistakes at traffic lights, swerving out of their lane, or worse and driven past to see a cell phone in their hand.

The best way to end distracted driving is by educating all Americans to the danger it poses. For more information please visit Distraction.gov to find out what you can do to help. Together, we can help save lives.

If you have suffered accident injuries in a car accident caused by one these distracted drivers, call Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878 to speak to a Missouri automobile accident lawyer today for help in recovering the compensation you need. An experienced personal injury attorney can ease some of the burden by engaging in fact-finding, gathering the necessary documentation, and crafting concise and thorough demands for settlement of your claim.

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