Driving Distractions Are Nothing New

From reading bumper stickers to eating while driving, motorists have battled staying focused for decades. Unfortunately, as technology increases, so does the number of activities that remove attention from the task at hand driving safely.

If you or a loved one was injured in a vehicle accident caused by a distracted driver, it is crucial that you discuss your situation with an experienced personal injury attorney. I am Garry L. Wilcox, Jr., a Maryland lawyer with more than 10 years of experience helping clients in communities throughout Harford County. I understand the dangers that appear on nearly every road surface — from city streets to county roads to highways. If you were injured, I can assess your case and provide clear direction regarding your legal options for monetary recovery.

What Are Common Distractions?

Accidents can be caused by numerous factors, including:

  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Talking to passengers
  • Texting while driving
  • Eating
  • Personal grooming
  • Reading
  • Manipulating a navigation system
  • Selecting audio (radio station, CD, mp3)
  • Reaching for an item in the glove box or backseat

In fact, any action that takes your eyes off the road, your mental focus away from driving or your hands off the steering wheel can be disastrous. A distracted driver can cause devastating collisions and serious, life-threatening injuries. If your accident was caused by a distracted driver, schedule a free consultation by calling my firm at 410-698-6482 or 866-959-3391 or emailing my firm, the Law Office of Garry L. Wilcox, Jr., LLC.