Distracted driving is a prominent concern for transportation regulators, law enforcement officials and even lawmakers. Unfortunately, however, it does not seem to concern as many motorists as it should, as too many drivers across the U.S. continue to give in to distractions while driving, increasing the risks of an auto accident for everyone else on the road with them.
To inspire more drivers to put away the distractions and commit to focusing on the road every time they get behind the wheel, below
are some of the most important facts to be aware when it comes to distracted driving.
Knowing these facts about distracted driving may convince you to put down the distractions for good whenever getting behind the wheel, a Lakewood personal injury lawyer explains.
Distracted driving contributes to about 1 in every 4 traffic accidents in the U.S. – Distracted driving is reportedly involved in about 23 percent of all motor vehicle accidents that occur on U.S. roads. While distractions can (and do) plague drivers of any age, they tend to be more prevalent (and dangerous) among less experienced teen drivers. In fact, about 11 percent of fatal traffic crashes involving teen motorists also involve a distracted teen driver.
Have you been injured by a distracted driver? If so, Lakewood Personal Injury Lawyer James L. Finegan is here for you, ready to help you advocate your rights to justice and compensation.
To schedule a meeting with Mr. Finegan and learn more about your options for financial recovery, call (303) 980-5511 or toll free at (888) 980-5511. You can also send an email using the contact form on this page.
From offices based in Lakewood, CO, James L. Finegan provides superior representation to clients throughout Jefferson County and the state of Colorado, including those in Denver County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Adams County and the Colorado Front Range region.