The National Security Council has released a list of what it has found to be the top three causes of car accident fatalities. Drunk driving, distracted driving, and speeding were found to be the most common reasons behind the startling incidence of car accidents. While these behaviors are all preventable, distracted driving is particularly troubling, as it implies that many drivers are simply not paying attention to the road. People know to not drink and drive, but the same attention needs to be paid to distracted driving tendencies such as texting or talking on the phone. There are many ways people are distracted on the road, including:
- Focusing on an accident or landmark that they’re passing by
- Taking phone calls or writing text messages
- Eating or drinking
- Putting on makeup
- Dealing with children or pets
Being hurt in a car accident because of a distracted driver can have serious long-term consequences. If you’ve been in an accident, some related injuries, particularly whiplash, may take some time to manifest. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact a Champaign car accident attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., to learn more about how our experienced lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries. Call (217) 328-2828 for more information.