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It is staggering to realize how many car accidents occur daily due to hand-held phone distractions. The damaging results can change lives forever. Driver distraction due to phone usage has become the number-one cause of car accidents in the United States. The attorneys at Kamerow Law want to help you if you have suffered an injury from a distracted driver.
Most Common Hand-Held Phone Distractions for Drivers
There are many things vying for a driver’s attention; however, there are not many as damaging as a cell phone. The most common hand-held phone distractions while driving include:
- Dialing phone numbers
- Talking on the phone
- Creating and sending text messages
- Reading a text message
- Checking email
- Playing a game on the hand-held phone
While it may seem like it only takes a few seconds to accomplish any task on a cell phone, the reality is attention is deterred from the road and car accidents often have damaging results.
Damaging Statistics from Hand-Held Phone Distractions
Many studies have concluded that hand-held phone usage causes a much greater distraction than most drivers want to admit. The act of dialing a phone number increased the risk of a car accident by almost three percent, while sending a text message increased the risk by almost 25 percent. Unfortunately, the generation of “texters” is just getting to the driving age. If major actions are not taken to reduce the number of drivers who engage in this dangerous behavior, the number of accidents caused by texting and driving could increase drastically.
Attorney Representation for Your Car Accident
If you have suffered serious injuries from a car accident, you need to enlist the help of a car accident attorney at Kamerow Law Firm. We will ensure you receive the damages you are owed, and we will hold the distracted driver accountable for their negligent behavior.