With new laws, increased penalties and enforcement, along with public service messages, Springer & Lyle believes the public is getting the message about the dangers of cell phone use and texting while driving. However, more reminders are needed about the dangers of distracted driving in general. These distractions involve eating, changing music or radio channels, using navigation systems, attending to personal hygiene and even putting on makeup. The list can go on.
Whenever a driver diverts their focus from driving, they’re reducing their effectiveness and risking their own personal safety along with the safety of others. Experts in traffic safety have categorized driving distractions into three basic types. Those are manual, visual and cognitive. Manual takes your hands off the wheel. Visual takes your eyes off of the road. Cognitive takes your attention from driving. Those are precisely the three skills drivers use while they’re texting. Driving then becomes a very dangerous endeavor. It only takes a few seconds of distracted driving to cause a major accident.
Springer & Lyle represents injured victims of distracted drivers. Those victims are motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each case is different. The variables of each case determine the amount of compensation, but with the help of our law firm, victims of distracted driving have received significant settlements and awards for their physical and financial damages, along with their emotional pain and suffering.