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Distracted driving takes many forms, each of which are dangerous

Since you probably consider your safety to be of the utmost importance, like many others, you may choose to strictly adhere to New Jersey state traffic laws when out on the road. However, even the safest of drivers can find themselves in a collision, especially when encountering a negligent driver.

There are a multitude of circumstances in which an accident may occur. However, some types are negligence are more prevalent than others, and if another vehicle suddenly slams into you, chance are, you may be the victim of a distracted driver.

The numerous forms of distracted driving

Perhaps you wish to protect yourself by learning about the types of distracted driving and how to spot them. Unfortunately, distraction can come in numerous forms, but some of the most common examples of such negligence may include the following:

  • Cellphones: Whether a person is speaking to someone on the phone or sending or receiving a text message, using a cellphone takes at least a portion of his or her attention off the task at hand, potentially placing everyone nearby at risk.
  • Passengers: Talking with passengers can seem harmless at first, but any type of conversation requires a certain amount of concentration, and the result could be disastrous.
  • Reaching while driving: Reaching for an item in the vehicle not only forces you to take at least one hand off the wheel, but it removes your eyes from the road, even if only for a moment, which can be dangerous.
  • Eating/drinking: Although it might be convenient to eat or drink while driving, it can also be hazardous.
  • Lack of focus: While conversations and unnecessary actions are major issues, studies suggest that the majority of distracted drivers are simply lost in thought when a collision occurs.

In some cases, something outside of one's car can also act as a distraction, subsequently causing one to lose focus, even if only temporarily. Regardless of why it happens, distracted driving can be dangerous, potentially leaving you to suffer the consequences of another party's negligence.

Pursuing compensation

Suffering serious injuries in a collision can be devastating, and the financial ramifications could leave you in search of relief. If the other party is at fault in the accident, you may wish to pursue restitution, but the process can be stressful and daunting. You could speak with someone with experience in handling such intricate matters, and obtaining advice might help you gain a better understanding of how to pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve through every applicable outlet.

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