Distracted driving plays a major role in the majority of car accidents today. Cell phones, GPSs, iPods, and numerous other devices are extremely distracting for drivers and take away from their ability to focus on driving safely. Research has shown that a distracted driver can be just as dangerous, and sometimes more lethal, than someone who is driving intoxicated. If you have been the victim of a serious car accident, it is important that you seek out the real cause of your accident.
Law enforcement officers are quick to check for drunk driving, but they do not always look for distracted driving issues. Some of the most common driver distractions include eating, applying makeup, dealing with children, reading, and smoking. A dedicated West Plains MO personal injury attorney at Henry & Williams, P.C. can help you investigate the possibility of driver distraction if you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault. By obtaining the help of a legal professional, you may be able to seek compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured because of an accident.