Life can get extremely busy. Because of this, we tend to take on more than we can handle. This means finding ways to get everything done in the time available. In order to accomplish this, individuals in New York and elsewhere multi-task. While this is common, it is not always easy or permissible in any and all environments. Take for example a motor vehicle. When a motorist is multi-tasking, he or she is not paying attention to the main task at hand, driving. Thus, the motorist is exposing him or herself to risks, also risking the lives of other travelers on the roadways.
The dangers of distracted driving are well known; however, many motorists partake in this risky behavior each and every day. Based on current data, roughly nine people are killed and more than 1,000 people are injured each day in an accident involving a distracted driver. This data illustrates how serious the matter is.
Distracted driving can come in various forms. There are three major types of distractions. The first is visual distractions. This occurs when a driver’s eyes are taken off of the road. This frequently happens when a driver texts. The second is manual distractions. This is when a driver takes his or her hands off of the wheel. This occurs when a driver is on their phone, is eating or drinking while driving. The final is cognitive distractions, which is when the driver’s mind if off the task of driving. This could occur when a driver is talking on the phone or to a passenger in the vehicle.
Following a car crash, it is important for victims to understand how the crash occurred. If a distracted driver is to blame, it is possible to hold this driver accountable by filing a personal injury action. This legal claim could also help with the recovery of compensation. This monetary award could help address medical bills, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages.