Our world is full of distractions. Everywhere we turn there are images and information bombarding us. This onslaught of information can cause us to lose focus in many aspects of our daily lives, especially in those tasks which require undivided attention, including driving a motor vehicle.
Recently a 16-year old in Brick, NJ, was struck by a motor vehicle when the driver was using her cell phone. The injuries included a broken leg and required hospitalization. This is just one example of “distracted driving”; and unfortunately is quite common despite the availability of “hands free” technology allowing the use of cellular devices with less attention to the device and its functions.
Other examples of careless behavior resulting in distracted driving include:
- Eating/drinking or smoking while driving;
- Applying makeup and fixing hair while driving;
- Operating a motor vehicle when fatigued or sleep deprived;
- Operating a motor vehicle when under the influence of certain medications.
- Allowing unrestrained pets to move about a vehicle during its operation.
If you’ve been involved in a distracted driving accident, you may be able to pursue claims for compensation surrounding your injuries and other damages. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari today. (973) 635-5400.