We know the statistics: distracted drivers pose a tremendous threat to themselves and others. But that does little to stop drivers from adjusting their stereos, drinking hot coffee, fiddling with their cell phones, and having animated conversations with others in the car. The roads are dangerous enough without drivers who are unaware of those around them.
Accident Lawyers | Facts About Distracted Driving
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has labeled three types of distractions that affect drivers:
- Manual Tasks - These tasks include holding a cup of coffee or other beverage or making adjustments on the console of the car. They require the driver physically do something with one more both of their hands.
- Visual Tasks - These tasks include looking at a navigation screen or checking on a child in the back seat. They keep the driver from looking at the road ahead of them.
- Cognitive Tasks - These tasks include focusing on a conversation with someone in a car or taking a work call through a Bluetooth device. The driver is focusing on something other than the road.
All of these distractions mean the driver is distracted and not giving proper focus to the road ahead of them.
Some drivers are guilty of all three types of tasks at the same time. Drivers like these risk their safety and the health and wellbeing of others on the road around them. Worse, many do so knowing they are endangering those around them. Even with children or passengers in the car, they continue to divide their focus and attention.
When you ride your motorcycle, you ride unprotected. If you are involved in a crash, your injuries will likely be severe. You ride with the understanding that those around you take driving seriously. Unfortunately, distracted driving is downright reckless and can lead to many crashes.
If you or a family member has been struck on the roadways by a distracted driver, Kass & Moses personal injury attorneys will fight for you.
Often, insurance companies hold a bias against motorcyclists. Even when the crash was clearly not your fault, they may choose to side with the driver – the same driver who endangered your life and caused the crash. That is why it is important to have quality representation for your case.
It’s always best to contact a distracted driving attorney. Kass & Moses will begin work immediately, assessing the case, analyzing the reports, and speaking with police and witnesses. We go after insurance companies who want to swindle you into accepting less compensation than you deserve. We do not put up with their tactics! We believe you have been victimized once by a distracted driver and will not let it happen again.
If you have been injured in a crash involving a distracted driver, get in touch with Kass & Moses today. We will fight for justice in your case, and will not give in until you have gotten the fair compensation that is your right under the law. We take bikers seriously, and we believe in fighting for what you deserve