Texting and driving is a part of distracted driving, and every year, thousands of people lose their lives in distracted driving accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about nine people die in distracted driving accidents every day across the country. At least 1,000 more are injured. Regardless of all of the attention that distracted driving has been getting, these numbers just keep increasing. If you have been seriously injured as a result of a texting or otherwise distracted driver anywhere in Sacramento County, a Folsom California accident lawyer from The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC can be of great help to you.
Anything that diverts your attention away from the task of driving can be a distraction. Using an infotainment center, minding the kids in the back seat or even eating can constitute distracted driving. As per the CDC, there are three main types of distractions. Those follow:
- Visual, when you take your eyes off of the road.
- Manual, when you remove your hands from the steering wheel.
- Cognitive, when your mind is on something else other than driving.
The CDC reports that texting while driving is a particularly risky activity. It involves all three major distractions at the same time. Because of that, it endangers everybody on or near the roadway around you.
If you or a family member have been seriously injured by a distracted driver anywhere in Sacramento County, contact a Folsom California accident lawyer at The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC, and you can arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation with us. We want to know how your crash happened and how your injuries have affected you. After speaking with you and answering your questions, we will be in a position to advise you on how you might best proceed.