Distracted driving can lead to a serious Los Angeles car accident at anytime, anywhere, and any place. When you perform any action that takes your attention away from driving and the road ahead of you, you put yourself and those you share the Southern California roadways with in danger of being injured in a collision.

What you can do to avoid driving distractions

There is no way to control the driving habits of others. Their actions can put you and your loved ones at risk of suffering a serious injury. However, here are five safety tips you can follow to help avoid distracted driving. These tips include avoiding:

  1. Using your cell phone: Whether to place or receive calls and/or to send text messages, taking your eyes off the road, even for a split second, can leave you unable to respond to sudden dangers. Despite the California cell phone laws, people still insist on driving and using their cell phones at the same time
  2. Multi-tasking: Keep from adjusting your radio dials or GPS while driving. Perform these actions before you turn the key
  3. Having your music too loud: Listening to music that is too loud can prevent you from hearing emergency vehicles. Also, avoid using headphones while behind the wheel
  4. Personal grooming: Driving is not the time for personal grooming. Putting on makeup, doing your hair, or shaving can be dangerous. These actions require you to take at least one hand off the wheel and can cause you to avert your eyes from the road
  5. Getting dressed: Change or finish dressing before getting in your vehicle. Minor activities, such as taking off your coat while driving, can require a great deal of time and effort. Never take your hands off the wheel

When another distracted driver causes your injury

According to some national averages, nearly one in four of all crashes nationwide involves a distraction of some type. It’s unfortunate that not every driver on the California freeways and streets follows these tips. There would likely be fewer crashes and injuries if they did.

If your injury was caused by another driver, you might be able to hold that person liable for your damages. An experienced car accident attorney can help you build your case and get you the settlement that you deserve.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact one of our experienced Los Angeles, California car accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385 for a free case evaluation.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982