3 Causes of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents across the nation and in Iowa. If you are injured in a distracted driving accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Start by working with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will help you pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages related to you or a loved ones injuries.

Any activity that takes a drivers attention away from operating their motor vehicle is considered distracted driving. Three top causes are:

  • Visual distractions where a driver takes their eyes off the road, which often involves reading messages on their smart phone
  • Manual distractions involve taking one or both hands off the wheel, perhaps adjusting a GPS device, texting while driving, or even eating
  • Cognitive distractions occur when a driver has his or her mind focused on something other than driving, which, particularly for teens, occurs when there are multiple passengers in their car

Whatever the cause of distraction, distracted driving results in millions of car accidents annually, sometimes resulting in serious injury or death to motorists, pedestrians or bicyclists who cross paths with a driver not paying attention.

When you or a family member is injured in a distracted driving car accident, contact the Des Moines car accident lawyers of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC today for a free consultation at515.989.8529.