Every year more than two million vehicles are involved in car accidents in the United States. In 2011 alone, the state of Virginia saw over 120,000 traffic accidents, with close to 64,000 people being injured, and 764 fatalities. One of the most common causes of car accidents in Virginia and across the U.S. is the distracted driver. One moment of inattention can lead to a tragedy that could have easily been avoided.
Driving distractions can come in many forms. The three main types of driver distraction occur when an individual takes their hands off the wheel for one reason or another, they take their eyes off the road, or they take their mind off their driving. Eating, changing channels on the radio, using the GPS, personal grooming, talking or texting on a cell phone, or just not paying attention due to wandering thoughts are all distractions to a driver.
Thus it is no surprise that distracted driving is one of the primary causes of vehicle accidents, and cell phone use alone contributes to 18% of all distraction-related fatalities in America. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a car accident you suspect was caused by a distracted driver, you need to contact a Virginia personal injury attorney from our firm right away.
Contact Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan today in order to schedule a confidential consultation and review of your case. Let our expertise provide you with the aggressive representation you deserve.