Distraction Based AccidentsOne of the most common causes of car accidents can be blamed on distracted driving. Driving while focused on something else diverts a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. This bad habit endangers the safety of the driver, passenger, and bystander. Texting, talking, eating/drinking, and adjusting the radio are just a few things that could potentially be distracting while behind the wheel.
ऀThe most prevalent and also most serious distraction is text messaging, because it requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver. The National Safety Council estimates 757,358 deaths this year so far involving drivers using cell phones and texting while driving. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, after 911 call 411: 1-800-411-PAIN. 411 PAIN will put you in touch with an aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable attorney who will fight for your rights and get you the money you deserve.
NFL Wide Receiver for the Detroit Lions Nate Burleson was recently involved in a distraction based car accident. What was distracting Burleson while driving? A pizza box! He had two boxes of pizza’s sitting on top of one another and while he was driving one of them slipped off. He reached over to push it back onto the seat causing him to take his focus away from driving and hit the median wall. Luckily, no one else was involved and Burleson will be getting surgery this week to fix his broken arm – but this example of a distracted driver causing an accident must be a lesson to us. The best way to end distracted driving is to get educated about the dangers and potential harms it can cause. If you or anyone you know is involved in an accident in the state of Florida, after 911 call 1-800-411-PAIN. 411 PAIN has offices in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater, Fort Myers, Naples, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.