Petersburg Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Helping Victims of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is an activity that diverts attention from driving, including using your phone, eating, drinking, or more.
At Cuthbert Law Offices, we are committed to helping victims of distracted driving accidents recover the compensation they are owed. If you or someone you love was injured in a distracted driving accident, we can help you fight for justice.
Types of Distracted Driving
There are three main types of distracted driving: visual, manual, and cognitive. Visual distractions take your eyes off the road, manual distractions take your hands off the wheel, and cognitive distractions take your mind off driving.
Some examples of each type of distracted driving include:
- Visual: Looking at your phone, looking at a GPS, looking at a passenger, looking at a billboard, etc.
- Manual: Eating, drinking, smoking, adjusting the radio, adjusting the climate controls, etc.
- Cognitive: Talking on the phone, talking to a passenger, daydreaming, etc.
Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving because it combines all three types of distraction. When you text and drive, you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off driving. This makes it extremely difficult to react to hazards in the road and can easily lead to a serious accident.
Preventing Distracted Driving Accidents
There are several steps you can take to help prevent distracted driving accidents. First and foremost, you should always keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel, and your mind on driving. Avoid using your phone while driving, and if you need to make a call or send a text, pull over to a safe location first.
Additionally, you should avoid eating, drinking, smoking, and engaging in other distracting activities while driving. If you need to adjust the radio or climate controls, do so before you start driving or pull over to a safe location first.
Finally, you should always be aware of the other drivers on the road. If you see someone driving erratically or engaging in distracting activities, try to stay away from them. If you believe that a driver is a danger to themselves or others, you should call the police and report them.
How Our Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Cuthbert Law Offices, we are committed to helping victims of distracted driving accidents recover the compensation they are owed. Our Petersburg distracted driving accident attorney can help you understand your rights and options and guide you throughout the legal process. We can help you gather the evidence you need to prove fault and recover the compensation you are owed. Our distracted driving accident lawyers in Virginia are available to answer your questions and address your concerns.
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