Wreck It All

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As an adult, you work hard to provide for your family, as a student, you work hard to develop the skills for a new career, and as a new driver, you are working hard to prove your responsibility and abilities behind the wheel. You hope that all this hard work pays off, but the fact is that one text or call can wreck it all. Thousands of people are killed each year because of distracted drivers and hundreds of thousands more are seriously injured. If you drive while being distracted, you run the serious risk of injuring yourself, your passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians. If this happens, everything you have worked so hard for could all be gone in an instant.

What is Distracted Driving?

While texting and driving is in the spotlight today because of the ever-growing popularity of cell phone use, distracted driving is actually anything that takes your concentration away from the responsible operation of a motor vehicle. In fact, according to the law, distracted driving includes – – Sending or reading texts or email – Talking on the phone, even with a hands-free device – Reading maps, books, or digital communications – Using or configuring a Global Positioning Satellite system (GPS) – Choosing a radio station or selecting a CD – Putting on makeup, shaving, or fixing your hair – Eating and drinking while driving – Using a tablet or other electronic device You may think that doing any one of these things only takes a few seconds, but did you know that the average time it takes to send or read a text is five seconds, and if you are traveling at 55 mph that means you could travel the entire length of a football field without your eyes on the road. In that distance, any number of hazardous situations could arise, including the vehicle in front of you slowing down or stopping. You could come upon an accident on the highway and not have enough time to avoid a crash, or commonly enough, someone or something could cross your path. Even in the best situation, you need all your attention on the road to avoid these potential accidents. If you are distracted, a serious or even deadly accident could easily occur.

Distracted Driving Statistics

According to information published by the National Highway Transportation Administration, more than 421,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents across the country. Sadly, 3,328 people were killed in these types of accidents. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 9 people die and 1,060 more are injured by distracted drivers every single day.

Charleston Distracted Driving Attorneys

If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver, or if a loved one has been killed in a distracted driving accident, call the Charleston law firm of Clore Law Group as soon as possible. The attorneys at Clore Law fights for the rights of those who have been injured due to the negligence of others. We offer free and confidential case reviews, and will aggressively fight for the highest compensation available for your injuries or wrongful death. Call us now at 843-722-8070 now.

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Clore Law Group welcomes your questions about any issues concerning a serious personal injury, car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, business tort, or workplace injury. If you have a viable claim, we’ll explain the legal process. Since consultations are always free, there’s no cost in learning your legal options.