Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is an increasingly common cause of traffic accidents. The prevalence of cellphones, tablets and other mobile devices contributes to inattentive driving. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, using a cellphone or other electronic device while driving leads to a threefold increase in the risk of an accident.

Distracted driving can take many forms. Anything that interferes with the driver's visual, manual and mental focus on the road can contribute to an accident. Common distractions include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Fiddling with a GPS or navigation system
  • Looking at a map or directions
  • Surfing the Internet and using Facebook while driving
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Tending to rowdy children or passengers
  • Eating or drinking
  • Putting on makeup or grooming
  • Dealing with spilled food or beverages

Young and inexperienced drivers are particularly susceptible to falling into bad driving habits. Unfortunately, all too often, they fail to realize the dangerous impact of distractions until it is too late and someone is injured or killed in an auto accident.

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At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm, a personal injury firm in Oklahoma City, our distracted driving accident attorneys represent injury victims and their families throughout the state. We are aggressive in helping clients obtain justice. Collectively, we have nearly 60 years of combined legal experience, and we have handled thousands of cases. We can help you, too.

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