Distracted Driving Accidents

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The increase of smartphones, GPS devices, on-board computer systems, and other distractions in recent years has been a leading culprit behind many accidents. As drivers take their attention off the road, the risk of an accident increases exponentially. There are hundreds of distractions that can cause an accident, and our Greenwich car accident attorneys are familiar with how to demonstrate that a distracted driver failed to use reasonable care while operating their vehicle.

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What Is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving can mean a number of things, but broadly, any task that causes a driver to look away from the road. Here are some common distractions.

Cellphones & Texting

Despite the fact that it is illegal in New York to use a handheld device while driving, a number of drivers are still using their phones. According to a September 2016 research note, the National Highway Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) has seen a decrease in the use of cell phones for calls, but an increase in the use of cell phones for other purposes, including texting, emailing, controlling music, and navigation.

Adjustments to the Vehicle

Changing the temperature, adjusting their seatbelt, turning up your music, or moving their mirror may all be familiar habits for many drivers, but they can become a serious issue if allowed to cause a significant distraction.

Personal Tasks

Eating, personal grooming, and trying to retrieve things from the floor are common distractions as well. Drivers may take their eyes off the road while trying to multitask, which can lead to serious accidents that could have been avoided.


Animals, billboards, and other objects outside the vehicle can distract drivers. While it is important to look for hazards that can become dangerous, drivers also need to avoid focusing on one object and ignoring the rest of what is around them.

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Distracted drivers can cause accidents that result in life-changing injuries. If you were injured by a distracted driver, don’t hesitate to speak with our team at Ivey Barnum & O'Mara, LLC. Our Greenwich car accident lawyers are prepared to approach your case with unique strategies and meticulous preparation from seasoned litigators. Whether your case can be settled or requires a court battle, you can trust that our legal team has the knowledge and skill to help you come out on top.

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