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Distracted Driving

Each driver has a basic responsibility to drive with caution and care for the safety of not only him or herself but also for everyone else on the roadway. Unfortunately, not all drivers direct their full attention to driving at all times, instead focusing on distractions such as cell phones, the radio, food, drinks, or passengers. When a distracted driver causes an accident, he or she may be held liable for a victim’s injuries.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident, you may be able to take legal action against the person or party responsible. To speak with a qualified Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer, contact the offices of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP at 954-467-8622.

Examples of Driver Distractions

Distraction has been a possible danger since the invention of the automobile. But there is no question that the hectic pace of modern life and expanding range of potential distractions has dramatically increased the risk of crashes attributable to these activities. Representative examples of driving distractions include:

  • Talking or text messaging on a cell phone
  • Adjusting the radio station or volume
  • Utilizing touchscreen GPS devices
  • Talking or interacting with passengers
  • Searching for items in the backseat or on the floor
  • Applying makeup
  • Eating or drinking

These types of distractions take a motorist’s attention away from the road, therefore slowing reaction times and increasing the risk of serious accidents. Drivers should refrain from these activities as much as possible when behind the wheel, pulling over to address different needs as they arise.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may have the right to take legal action against the responsible party to help cover the costs of your injuries and other losses. The Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys at Salpeter Gitkin, LLP, can help you choose the best course of legal action. Contact our offices at 954-467-8622.