Distracted Driving: Check Out the Top 5 Distractions That Can Lead to Arizona Auto Accidents

Distracted driving is a major problem in Arizona. Each year, thousands of accidents occur as a result of drivers talking, texting and giving in to other distractions while behind the wheel. Distracted drivers need to be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident in Arizona, you should discuss your legal rights and options with an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer.

Any activity that takes your attention away from driving is considered a distraction. If a distracted driver is responsible for causing your injuries, or if you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else losing focus while behind the wheel, you may be entitled to a financial recovery for your losses. Contact the personal injury law firm of Hirsch & Lyon at (602) 535-1900 today to discuss your case.

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Top 5 Driving Distractions Involved in Car Accidents

Distracted driving is a leading cause of serious and fatal car accidents in Arizona. If you were injured in an accident caused by any of the following, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

1. Handheld Cell Phone Use

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at any point during the day, close to half a million drivers are using their phones behind the wheel.

2. Hands-Free Cell Phone Use

Despite the push to legislate against handheld cell phone use, data from the National Safety Council (NSC) suggest that hands-free talking and texting can be just as dangerous.

3. In-Car Navigation and Infotainment Systems

While cars, trucks and SUVS are more technologically-advanced than ever before, many of the new in-car technology systems actually present greater risks for distracted driving.

4. Passengers

From chatty friends up front to young children in the back, interacting with passengers can take drivers’ eyes and minds off of the road.

5. Rubbernecking

Accidents, construction sites, billboards and other out-of-vehicle distractions can cause drivers to lose sight of the task at hand as well.

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