Distracted Drivers Are Dangerous On The Road

With the constant technological advances and additions to vehicle features, it would seem that drivers are almost encouraged to be distracted while on the road. From the radio to voice-texting to making and receiving phone calls, nearly anything can pull a driver's attention from the task at hand.

Since 1989, the law firm of Legler, Flynn, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP has guided Florida clients through personal injury claims after even the most serious accident. From cars to trucks to motorcycles, our attorneys are prepared to represent injured clients through every stage of the legal process.

What Are Distractions?

In general, a driving distraction is anything that impedes a driver's ability. For example, distractions can be visual (taking your eyes off the road to read a text), manual (removing your hands from the steering wheel to eat a bite of sandwich) or cognitive (daydreaming and losing focus on the road around you). The most common examples of distractions are:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Talking to passengers
  • Eating
  • Personal grooming
  • Adjusting radio stations or mp3 files
  • Operating a navigation system menu
  • Reaching for objects in the back seat
  • Interacting with other drivers
  • Dressing
  • Applying makeup

Essentially, anything can be a distraction. It is imperative for drivers to remain attentive to the road and other vehicles around them. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, schedule a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.

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With further questions regarding your legal options for monetary compensation after an accident, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation. We can be called at either of our Florida offices: Bradenton at 941-757-3799 or Sarasota at 941-366-3782. You can also contact us online.

If you are injured or recovering, let us come to your home, the hospital or another convenient location. We can also arrange transportation for you at no cost. There are no fees or costs until we win your case.