Accident Recovery Team

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving has become a leading cause of vehicle crashes. It is well known that many crashes caused by distracted driving could’ve been easily avoided. Unfortunately, people bring their biggest distraction into the car with them. Much of the distraction on the roads is attributed to texting while driving. Way beyond texting, drivers become distracted by social media, digital maps, music and phone apps. But distracted driving is preventable!

Be Aware of Your Distracted Driving

One text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for 5 to 10 seconds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving at 55 mph while sending or reading a text message for five seconds is the same as driving an entire length of a football field with your eyes shut. Drivers, especially teenagers, commonly make these deadly mistakes. 

The data collected from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2021 doesn’t lie. The organization reported that 410 people were killed as a direct result of accidents caused by texting and driving. In the same year, another 644 nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists and others) were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. That amounts to more than three deaths per day and that’s just too many. The choice is simple when you know the facts and prioritize your safety and others on the road. The Accident Recovery Team urges you to put down the phone and keep your eyes up. 

Car Crashes Affect Everyone 

Your best offense on the road is a good defense. Be attentive to pedestrians, bicyclists, children playing, and older adults behind the wheel. Be a good example of safe driving for the kids in your car and other young drivers. We share the road with one another and our well-being is interdependent. Deadly accidents don’t care if you’re rich or poor, how many kids you have, or your followers count on Instagram. Lives are lost every day across our country due to distracted driving. But we can do better. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and now’s the perfect time to change bad driving habits. Leave your phone in your purse, the backseat, or the glove compartment.

In an Accident with a Distracted Driver, Now What?

Follow the correct steps after you’ve been in a distracted driving accident. More information can be found on our “After an Accident” page, but here’s a quick outline.

  1. Call the Police: Even if the accident seems minor, you need the case number provided by the local police. 
  2. Seek Medical Attention: While you may want to wait a few days and see how you feel, don’t wait too long to see a doctor.
  3. Document Everything: Take pictures and videos of the scene. 
  4. Talk to an Attorney: The Accident Recovery Team has represented many clients injured by distracted drivers. We have experience on our side and we’re here to help you recover after an accident.
  5. Notify Auto Insurance: Insurance companies may recommend a Direct Repair Facility, but you may want to talk to other body shops first.

Accident Recovery Team is Here to Help

Reach out to the Accident Recovery Team after accidents caused by distracted driving. Give us a call, contact us online via the website form, or try out our chat service. To schedule a free consultation, contact one of our experienced attorneys. Consultations are always free. Accident Recovery Team fees are contingency-based, so you never pay a dime until we win your case. There are also no hidden charges or loopholes. Recover from your injuries and have peace of mind with the Accident Recovery Team on your side.

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