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Common Driver Distractions

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When it comes to fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States, distracted drivers are the leading type of negligent drivers. If you have been injured because of a distracted driver in West Virginia, contact a Clarksburg personal injury lawyer who can talk to you about your rights for compensation.

Listed below are some common driver distractions: 

  • Talking to another passenger;
  • Talking on a cell phone;
  • Texting while driving;
  • Fatigue (causing an inability to focus on the road);
  • Changing music or dials/buttons;
  • Operating other dashboard instruments (air conditioning, heat, etc.);
  • Other passengers (children or babies who are in the backseat);
  • Reading; and
  • Grooming (applying makeup, fixing hair, etc.). 

In addition, drivers can be distracted because of stress or seeing something going on outside of the vehicle. A driver who is upset or angry could become distracted. Even the weather can play a factor and cause a driver to be distracted.

Anything that takes a driver's eyes off for the road, for even a second, can lead to a serious car crash. If you have been injured because of a distracted driver in West Virginia, contact a personal injury lawyer in Clarksburg. They will work on your behalf to help you get the compensation that you may be entitled to.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a West Virginia car accident, order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your West Virginia Car Accident Claim then contact the Clarksburg personal injury attorneys at The Miley Legal Group for a FREE consultation - 304-326-1800

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