Los Angeles Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Omega Law Group – We’re The Legal Alphas
Distracted drivers cause countless auto accidents across the country each year. When they cause those crashes in Los Angeles, they need to worry about the injured party coming after them with the assistance of Omega Law Group. Our distracted driving accident attorneys proudly represent the wrongfully injured, and we don’t back down from a legal fight just because he opposition is steep. If the driver is protected by a major auto insurance company, we still won’t shy away, not when our client’s wellbeing is on the line.
Forms Of Distracted Driving
A driver distraction is not just something as simple as looking away from the road for a second. Instead, driver distractions come in many different forms that cause a variety of serious safety issues.
Commonplace driver distractions include:
- Using a smartphone
- Adjusting the radio
- Talking with passengers
- Reading a billboard
- Eating or drinking
Dangers Of Texting Behind The Wheel
Picking up a smartphone while driving might be the most dangerous of all types of driver distractions. There is just no way that a driver can responsibly control their vehicle while also using their smartphone, and this is not just speculation. Research from safety groups like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Safety Council (NSC) has shown that texting-and-driving causes the driver to engage in three distinct types of distraction simultaneously, creating one terrible distraction.
Texting-and-driving involves these three distraction types:
- Manual: A manual distraction takes the driver’s hands off the steering wheel, such as picking up a smartphone.
- Visual: A visual distraction takes the driver’s eyes off the road, such as looking at a text message.
- Cognitive: A cognitive distraction takes the driver’s mind off the task of safe driving, such as thinking about a text that was just read.
Cognitive distractions have been shown to linger, too. When a driver’s mind is distracted by a text message, for example, they will typically think about that text for at least 30 seconds. All the while, they won’t be paying attention to the road around them.