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The Critical Importance of Attentive Driving

It is easy to take automotive travel for granted since it has become so deeply ingrained in our society and likely in your own experience. With tens of thousands of miles or more driven without serious incident, complacency behind the wheel is a distinct possibility. Unfortunately, exceptional confidence in one’s driving ability can lead to the adoption of dangerous habits and other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians may suffer dearly as a consequence of collisions caused by negligent driving. The size and speed of motor vehicles means that any crash has the potential to cause serious injury to those who are involved.

If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by an inattentive or distracted driver then a civil lawsuit may be the most effective way to obtain the financial compensation that you are rightfully due. To learn more about your legal rights or for the aggressive and experienced representation that you need, contact the Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP at 954-467-8622.

Dangerous Distractions

Because of the danger inherent in operating a motor vehicle it is critically important that each driver act responsibly when on the roadway. This includes directing the fullness of one’s attention to the road ahead. The creature comforts of modern life, however, can make this a hopeful but losing battle and the problem of distracted driving is finally being recognized and addressed through legislative measures. The following are some of the most frequently encountered and hazardous driver distractions:

  • Talking on a handheld cellular phone
  • Text messaging, web surfing, e-mailing while driving
  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Applying makeup or shaving while driving
  • Adjusting music or climate control systems
  • Speaking with passengers in the backseat
  • Operating a touchscreen GPS device

Contact Us

Let us help you hold a distracted driver accountable for the injuries that you have sustained and the damage inflicted upon your vehicle. Contact the Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP at 954-467-8622.