The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) studies safety and accident information, in addition to diseases.

The CDC says there are three types of distraction when it comes to driving:

  1. Visual distraction, which is taking your eyes away from the road,
  2. Manual distraction, which happens when you take your hands off the steering wheel, and
  3. Cognitive distraction which means you are not thinking about driving.

Texting is so dangerous because it combines ALL THREE kinds of distraction. Even drunk drivers tend to keep their hands on the wheel if they are conscious.

In 2016, over 3,400 people were killed by distracted drivers, and in 2015 nearly 400,000 people were injured by distracted drivers.

If you’ve been hurt by someone who was texting or emailing while driving, you have a claim for your injuries.  You can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, scarring, loss of use of parts of the body, and compensation for future losses, as well.

You are also likely entitled to punitive damages to keep that driver from repeating this extremely dangerous conduct, and to deter others from repeating this conduct.

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