An informal study was recently completed… the question asked was why people involved in an accident with a distracted driver were often hurt worse than those impacted by a driver who was paying attention. On the surface it would seem the injuries would be similar and a further look shows something else. While we wait for an actual scientific study to be performed this information is compelling.
In the best case scenario the guilty party is aware of the impending impact and will take at least some last second measures to minimize the impact and damage to the occupants of the other car. This theory goes out the window when it comes to a distracted driver. By the very definition they are unaware of the impending impact due to their focus being somewhere other than where it should be. If they hit you from behind they are seldom breaking and as a result you get the full impact of the car at full speed. This difference may come down to being hit at 10 mph as opposed to 45 mph. In this example not only is the impact speed dramatically increased the risk of a secondary impact of being pushed into another vehicle or even into the path of another vehicle increases as well.
Distracted driving is a fact of life and while there are laws written to curb the activity it still happens. As more and more drivers insist on driving distracted and automobile manufacturers build cars with built in distractions it pays to drive in such a manner that you watch out for yourself and the other drivers around you.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!