Virginia Car Accidents: Texting Is Not the Only Driving Distraction

Despite national efforts to curb distracted driving, people are still engaging in it, leading to more Virginia auto accidents. When behind the wheel, your focus should be on driving only.

GHSA Conclusion

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) looked at more than 350 studies about distracted driving. It determined that distracted driving is the likely cause of 15 to 25 percent of auto accidents in America.

More than Texting

Though much of the focus is placed on texting and driving, studies have found other popular forms of driving distractions. Many accidents are caused when someone is:

  • Eating or drinking.
  • Putting on makeup.
  • Adjusting the radio dial.
  • Adjusting GPS coordinates.

If the Other Driver Was Driving Distracted

Distractions generally result in the loss of focus. If your accident was caused by another driver, it’s important that you look into what the other driver was doing prior to your accident. Their negligence, especially if they were driving distracted, could be used to help your case.

This is an important consideration when building a successful accident injury case. That is why you should speak to an experienced injury attorney. The team at Tavss Fletcher has helped countless accident victims recover for their damages. We know what to look for when representing our accident victims.

Contact one of our experienced Virginia car accident attorneys at Tavss Fletcher if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver. Call our office today at (757) 625-1214.

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