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Was your car wreck caused by a distracted driver?

If you have been injured by a distracted driver, or if you lost a loved one because of the actions of a negligent driver, you have experienced the pain and trauma that often follow. Unfortunately, West Virginia drivers and every motorist across the country are at a higher risk for accidents as distracted driving is a growing concern. If you are unsure of what factors contributed to your car wreck, it is possible that distracted driving was the cause.

Distracted driving is a term that encompasses any behavior or activity that takes the attention of a driver off of the road. This can include adjusting the radio, talking to a passenger, talking on the phone or texting. Just 10 years ago, cellphones were not as prevalent, and drivers enjoyed a lower risk for car accidents.

According to a poll by the AAA Foundation Traffic Safety Culture Index, distracted driving is a considerable problem. It is estimated that drivers spend approximately half of their time behind the wheel focused on a task other than driving. Any distraction impairs a driver both mentally and physically, increasing the risk of a crash.

If you were involved in a car wreck that you suspect was caused by a distracted driver, you have legal options. An investigation can reveal evidence, such as phone records, that can be used to validate a personal injury claim. These claims can be complex, but a victim or family has a greater chance of success with the help of a West Virginia lawyer. After a distracted driving accident, a wise step is to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

Source: aaafoundation.com, "Distracted Driving", Accessed on July 7, 2015

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