Distracted Driving and Colorado Car Accidents
Did you know that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 16% of all motor vehicle crashes are caused by distracted driving. In 2012 alone, there were more than 3,000 people killed and more than 400,000 people injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted driving.
Is that really a surprise. Thanks to technology like cellphones and mobile devices, we have amazing access to the world around us. However, with almost everyone on a cell phone or smart phone these days, there are more distracted drivers on the roads than ever. In addition to talking on the phone or texting, many drivers end up in an accident as a result of other distractions including adjusting the radio, eating, talking to other people in the car, listening to music (we have even seen people watching movies or TV while driving)or adjusting the heat or air conditioning. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, you need to know your rights. The experienced lawyers at Silvern & Bulger, PC can help. Call today at 303-292-0044 for a free consultation!