Common Driver Distractions

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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