Car Accident’s Caused By Distracted Driving
In the fast-paced life that we live in today, maximizing every second of a day for productivity has become the norm. Multitasking is seen as the best solution for maximum utility of time and, therefore, many people split their focus on a myriad of things at any one given time. This is evident even on the roads, where many people will make calls, texts, eat, or perform other tasks while at the time, driving their cars. This, however, is very dangerous as driving any form of motorized vehicle (bus, car, truck, motorbike, and much more) requires an incredible focus on the driving-related tasks.
Many times, accidents do occur on Corpus Christi roads that are a consequence of the impaired driving capabilities due to multitasking. At the Law Office of Jerry J. Trevino, we fully appreciate the negative impacts of injuries arising from distracted driving-related car crashes. In fact, we have toiled to ensure that our attorneys are the best in terms of training and experience in dealing with these kinds of car-crashes, not only in Corpus Christi but also the entire Texas State. This means we have the means and capability to helps victims of distracted-driving car crashes.
Another huge factor of several car accidents is not having a clean car or windshield, or vehicle maintenance. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) conducted a study in a 2 year span of time, and estimated that 262,791 vehicles in that time frame were due to drive negligence to maintain their vehicles. These accidents could have been caused by dirty windshields, faulty brakes, headlights may be out, etc.
Ways to avoid this type of accident:
- Make sure to get your vehicle regularly maintenance for oil changes and safety checks. When doing so make sure the mechanic checks your tires, belts, hoses, and brakes.
- Get new windshield wipers on a regular basis. Worn down wipers can hinder your visibility if they are not able to adequately wipe off the rain, and other debris that may impede your vision
- Avoid driving with headlights that are burnt out of broken
- Find a reputable mobile detailing company to keep your car clean, and maintained to avoid debris getting in the way of your pedals
- Make sure to rotate your tires and replace worn tires to avoid any unncessary accidents.
Distracted Driving Accidents In Corpus Christi
Distracted driving is attributed as the leading cause of numerous road accidents in Corpus Christi. However, this trend extends nationwide with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimating that distracted driving plays a part in as much as 80% of all driving accident in the U.S. Furthermore, the safety body reckons that texting and phone calls are the leading causes of distraction.
To understand the dangers of distracted driving, consider this: in 2006, a university study found that using handheld and hands-free devices while driving was equal in terms of impairment as drunk driving. And in case of an accident, serious injuries occur, including paralysis, severe brain damage, and fatalities.
Typical Causes Of Distracted Driving Car Accidents
Virtually anything that takes a driver’s focus from the actual driving is a distraction cause. However, there are common causes of distraction on the Corpus Christi roads, including:
#2. Phone calls
#3. Focusing on the navigation map
#4. Focusing on GPS devices
#5. Eating while driving
#6. Adjusting the radio
#7. Grooming tasks such as applying makeup, tying a tie, shaving, and much more
#8. Dirty windshield or debris in car causing distraction under brake or gas pedal
Using Mobile Phones And Driving In Texas
In many states across the country, the use of mobile phones while driving is banned. However, Texas has banned the use of mobile devices while driving in certain situations only. Such cases include when one is a novice driver, when one is transporting minors, and when traversing schools zones.
Nonetheless, when causes an accident due to distracted driving from using their mobile phones legally, they may still be held accountable for the accident. As such, if you are an of victim distracted driving our team of lawyers will endeavor to get the maximum compensation possible for the injuries you have incurred, property damage, and other loses.