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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted on 03/24/2014Back

Americans are becoming more and more aware of the dangers of texting while driving. However, GoldenbergLaw’s Minnesota car accident lawyers know that distractions take many forms, and texting is just one of those.

You have a right to expect that other drivers are giving the road their full attention, just as you are obligated to give it your full attention.

Non-texting forms of distracted driving include:

  • Fiddling with the radio
  • Talking to passengers
  • Focusing on scenery instead of the road
  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Reading (some drivers will actually try to read a newspaper while operating their vehicle)
  • Personal grooming
  • Checking a GPS device

Some of these might seem innocuous; after all, GPS devices are meant to be used in your vehicle. However, there’s a reason GPS units always tell drivers not to use them while the vehicle is in motion; doing so puts everyone at risk.

While you may practice safe driving habits, there is little you can do to avoid others who do not. Many people are injured each year due to distracted driving. We have represented numerous clients who were injured through no fault of their own. Upon investigation and consultation with our experts, we have been able to prove that the accident could have been avoided had the other driver been paying attention to what was happening on the road. Our car accident lawyers are experienced and capable. We know the signs of distracted driving, we know how to prove distracted driving and we have a proven track record of success for our clients.

If you’re a Minnesota resident in need of an experienced car accident lawyer, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.

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