3 Kinds of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a version of reckless driving and can have just as serious of consequences as other forms of reckless driving. Unfortunately, in today’s society it has become even easier to become distracted while driving due to the greater number of distractions available to us.

Whatever form of distraction causes a driver to lose their focus on the road, if he or she causes someone else harm or loss in an accident, he or she may also be held financially responsible for the injuries caused. If you or a loved one has suffered physical injury or cost because a distracted driver hit you, contact an experienced Birmingham accident attorney of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today by calling our offices at 205-414-8160.

3 Main Types

While distractions can take many forms, there are three primary categories of distraction that encompass most incidents. These categories include:

  • Cognitive Distraction
  • Visual Distraction
  • Manual Distraction

If a driver is manually distracted, it means that his or her hands are not on the wheel. They might be changing the radio station, looking through a bag, or on another object. Visual distraction means that a driver’s eyes are not on the road. And, if a driver is cognitively distracted, it means that his or her thoughts or mind is not focused on the driving task at hand. In such cases, even if a driver’s eyes and hands are not distracted, the driver might still be a danger.

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Suffering from a distracted driver’s negligence should not have to be something that you deal with alone. If a distracted driver has injured you or caused you financial distress, contact a qualified Birmingham car accident lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205-414-8160.