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Driver Distraction

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident due to distracted driving, please contact the accident lawyers at The Arentz Law Group to learn more about your legal rights.

Distracted Driving is a serious problem on our roadways. Operating a motor vehicle demands the driver’s full attention, and any distraction increases the risk of being involved in an accident. In fact, most accidents are not caused by mechanical failures or hazardous road conditions, but rather by human behavior.

Distracted Driving Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) reports that inattentive driving is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes. According to a study conducted by NHSTA and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involve some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event.

Common Distractions

With today’s advances in technology, there are plenty of devices that draw our attention away from the road. Some of the most common distractions include:

• Things outside of the car
• iPods or MP3 players
• Radio, DVD, or CD players
• Cellular phone
• Texting
• Moving objects in the car
• Vehicle controls
• Eating or drinking
• Smoking
• Other distractions

Unfortunately, secondary activities such as talking on the cell phone, texting, or eating have become an everyday occurrence for many drivers. As our attention shifts from the roadway to other tasks, the risk of being involved in an accident significantly increases.

We Can Help!

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of someone else, please contact our office. At The Arentz Law Group, we have represented thousands of people who have been injured in car accidents. We understand that being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience and we want you to get the support that you need. Our personal injury lawyers will fight to protect your legal rights and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Let us focus on your accident while you focus on getting well.

To find out more about your legal rights and explore opportunities to recover compensation for your injuries, contact us at 1-800-710-4000 or simply submit a case evaluation form. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and you will hear back from us in 30 minutes

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