Distracted driving is a major contributor of auto accident injuries in the United States, from the shores of the East Coast to the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah. From talking to rowdy passengers and fiddling with the music dial to texting on your cell phone, the modern driving experience is filled with potential distractions.
While texting and driving, a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for an average of five seconds. When you’re driving at 55mph, that’s enough time to travel the length of a football field — all without looking at the road. Texting and driving can lead to both fender-benders and more serious car accidents.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a distracted driving accident, contact a local auto accident lawyer as soon as possible.