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Distracted Driving Accidents in Chapel Hill

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Distracted driving is a dangerous habit that leads to approximately 9 deaths and over a thousand injuries every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although cell phone use is typically associated with distracted driving, it is not the only form of distracted driving. Any action that requires a driver to look away or focus attention elsewhere is considered distracted driving and can potentially result in a traffic collision. At Jensen Law Group in Chapel Hill, our personal injury team has been assisting accident survivors for over two decades. When you choose to work with us, you will receive the assistance of a hard-working team dedicated to providing the tailored solutions you need to win your case.

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What is Considered Distracted Driving?

The CDC separates distracted driving into three main categories: cognitive, visual, and manual. Cell phone use is particularly dangerous because it covers all three of these categories. If you text while driving at a speed of 55 mph, you can cover the length of a football field without ever glancing at the road. Think of all the things a driver might miss and the increased likelihood of an accident.

Below is a list of some of the most common examples of distracted driving:

  • Speaking to your passengers
  • Eating and drinking
  • Apply makeup or grooming
  • Adjusting the GPS route
  • Singing along to a song
  • Reaching for something
  • Trying to control children or pets
  • Daydreaming or zoning out
  • Adjusting the temperature in your vehicle
  • Looking away from the road
  • Smoking

Many of these distracted driving habits do not seem nearly as egregious or dangerous as using a cell phone while driving, but they can all potentially lead to a terrible accident on the road. Although texting and driving is one of the most distracting and dangerous habits on this list, according to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, it is only the second most common cause of distracted driving accidents. The most common cause of distracted driving accidents occurs when drivers zone out or let their mind wander. Any time you are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, your full attention must be on your surroundings and the road ahead. Otherwise, you will put your life and the lives of others at risk.

Discuss the Details of Your Case with a Car Accident Attorney Today!

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a distracted driver, you must reach out to an experienced car accident attorney to represent your case and ensure you obtain fair and just compensation for your suffering. At Jensen Law Group in Chapel Hill, our personal injury team is backed by more than 25 years of experience and understands the challenges and obstacles each unique case presents. With us on your side, you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands.

Contact our law office today at (919) 335-7910 to set up a free consultation with our esteemed Chapel Hill car accident attorney.

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