Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving has become a serious problem in recent years and is now one of the leading causes of car accidents. Driving involves tremendous focus and attention in order to ensure the safety of all others sharing the road. When a driver becomes distracted, the consequences can be catastrophic for the victims of an ensuing collision.

Cell phone usage while driving is by far the most common form of distracted driving. It’s become increasingly common for drivers to talk and text behind the wheel. Studies have found that texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a car accident than driving while intoxicated. Talking on your cell phone while driving is also dangerous. It takes your hand off of the wheel, which can make it more challenging to maneuver through unexpected hazards on the road, especially during the snowy winter conditions experienced in Hamilton and throughout Ontario.

However, it’s important to understand that cell phone use isn’t the only driver distraction impacting the safety of our roads. Other common forms of distracted driving which can lead to a car accident include:

  • Operating a GPS device
  • Eating or drinking
  • Turning around to discipline energetic or unruly children
  • Putting on makeup
  • Adjusting an iPod or other portable music device
  • Adjusting controls on your instrument panel

If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. At Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by these collisions, and our lawyers will fight aggressively to help you hold the negligent driver accountable for your damages.

Please contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers using the form on this page or call 905-522-9799 today to schedule your free car accident consultation. We serve clients in Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Niagara Falls and the surrounding areas of Ontario.

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