Texting_and Driving Accidents_ Consult A Law Firm Today-experienced_car accident attorneysHave you had any experience with a distracted driver?

Perhaps you’ve been riding in a car along with a driver who’s been checking their phone, or you recently got into an accident because someone was distracted and wasn’t paying attention to traffic. With millions of people experiencing accidents every year and a good percentage of those being caused by distracted driving, it’s more of a pressing issue than ever.

If you haven’t seen the numbers on the number of casualties, accidents, injuries, and fatalities due to accidents caused by distracted driving, they are staggering. It’s not just talking or texting on the phone, although that is a leading cause of many accidents.

Distracted driving could be driving on a low amount of sleep or being distracted by music or even thoughts. But as the amount of these accidents continues to increase, so does the number of individuals seeking the advice of experienced car accident attorneys.

While awareness of distracted driving continues to grow, it’s unfortunately not to the point where the accidents are no longer occurring. In fact, accidents are continuing to climb. Not only should this instruct your awareness when on the road, but you should also remember that you have legal options when it comes to being involved in an accident.

Today we’re talking all about this topic, so read on to find out more.

Many states have enacted laws prohibiting the use of talk or texting while driving. However, the rules very much vary considering what state you’re actually driving in. While one state may allow hands-free talking, another may have penalties or fines against it, so it’s good to know the laws of where you live but also when you know that you might be driving somewhere else. Of course, the best bet is to never drive distracted at all.

Smartphones seem to be ubiquitous, and we all live busy lives. That can lead to distraction or simply becoming accustomed to jumping your attention from one topic of focus to another. While this can be beneficial in your everyday life, it’s unlikely to be an asset when driving. With nearly 20% of all car accidents in the United States occurring strictly due to cell phone use, it’s time to wake up and realize that if you’re going to be focused in one area of life it’s got to be while you’re driving.

With fatal crashes caused by distracted driving going up, you’ve got to ditch the cell phone while driving and encourage good habits in others. Perhaps you won’t hold yourself accountable– but a car crash certainly will. When using your phone or driving distracted could take a life, you’ve simply got to reconsider what your priorities are while on the road.

If you have recently had an experience with an accident or distracted driver, you have options. Call up The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas to see what your options are. Don’t let your medical bills or the consequences from an accident go on without attempting to seek justice. No one should have to pay for another person’s negligence.