Distracted driving frequently causes car accidents in Sun City and throughout Arizona. In fact, the Arizona Department of Transportation reports that 7,284 drivers were involved in crashes during one recent year due to distraction or inattention. Texting while driving is a form of distraction that can easily lead to crashes. Even though Arizona bans texting behind the wheel, there is no statewide ban in Arizona. This may contribute to the high number of distracted driving crashes in our state. However, many different types of distraction can lead to accidents as well. If you have been involved in a car accident through no fault of your own, it will be important to work with an attorney who will look closely at whether a driver’s inattention caused your crash. Contact Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker PLLC. You can call or reach us through our online contact form.
You know distracted driving when you see it. Usually it’s when a driver uses a hand-held or hands-free phone to do any number of activities. In a recent AT&T survey, drivers indicated that they use their smartphones while driving not only to talk with other drivers but also to:
Distracted driving goes beyond cell phone use. The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently analyzed 309,654 traffic stops over a roughly nine-month period. Among other types of distracted driving behavior that officers identified were:
Distracted driving, in this sense, can simply be defined as doing anything that keeps you from doing what you should be doing behind the wheel. The only thing a person should be doing when they are driving is driving; focusing on the road and the safe operation of their vehicle.
The key step in any car accident case is to conduct a thorough investigation. The process involves collecting evidence that can answer why your crash occurred and who was responsible for it. Evidence that may indicate that distracted driving was a factor in your crash could include:
If all of the above evidence establishes that a driver was distracted at the time of your crash, and this distraction caused the crash, then it can support your claim for compensation. A distracted driver is a negligent driver. In other words, a driver who fails to pay attention to the road has failed to act as an ordinary, reasonable driver would act in a similar situation. They have a duty to pay attention to the way they’re driving. In fact, the risks of distracted driving are recognized in Phoenix by a law that prohibits texting while driving.
The car accident lawyers of Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker PLLC, take a team approach to serving our clients and will work tirelessly on your distracted driving accident case. If you or a family member has been injured by a distracted driver, we will leverage the diverse skills and experience of our attorneys and staff to seek a full and fair financial recovery for you. It is important to start the investigation of a car accident as soon as possible. Evidence of distracted driving must be preserved before it is lost or destroyed. Sources / More Information