In today’s world, everybody is in a hurry. Furthermore, people are more connected than ever before.
This may not be a big deal in an office setting, for example, but it is extremely dangerous behind the wheel.
Distracted driving remains a huge problem, as this behavior kills and injures thousands of people every year.
The following two statistics, provided by Distraction.gov, prove how serious this behavior can be:
“In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.”
“Approximately 424,000 people were injured, which is an increase from the 421,000 people who were injured in 2012.”
Think about those numbers for a second. This means that roughly eight people were killed every day in a distracted driving related accident.
Even though you may avoid distracted driving, no matter what it takes, other drivers may not do the same. For this reason, you could be involved in an accident due to no fault of your own. If this happens, you need to understand your legal rights. You can learn more by contacting us.