Everybody knows that texting while driving is dangerous and increases your risks of being involved in a serious car accident. What many people do not realize is that there is another distracted driving habit that can be nearly as dangerous as texting. Moreover, more than 70 percent of drivers admit to partaking in eating while driving.
It is common to stop at a convenience store or fast food restaurant to pick up a meal on the go, and to munch away at those fries or burger while navigating traffic on your way to or from work, school, and home. Eating behind the wheel is distracting to drivers, so it is easy to see why it might increase the risk of causing or being involved in a car accident. It is much safer to take a few minutes to eat your meal in a safe place off the road, or wait until you get to your destination.
Studies have shown that in 80 percent of car accidents, the driver had looked away from the road three seconds before the crash occurred. This distraction takes away from the driver’s concentration and ability to navigate traffic safely. If a driver is eating behind the wheel, that driver’s ability to react to dangers on the road is significantly impaired. In cases where drivers are distracted and cause injury to the other party involved, seeking legal counsel is recommended for the victim of the accident.
Delaware Car Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Advocate for Injured Parties
If you have been injured in a car accident and the driver was eating or otherwise distracted behind the wheel, it is important to seek the help of a qualified attorney to help you create a case in order to obtain the compensation you deserve. Distracted drivers are a danger to everyone on the road. And no matter how vigilant you are as a driver, your chances of being in a car accident are still high. The Delaware car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC have offices in Wilmington and Philadelphia and can help you receive the results you deserve in a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our team today at 302-888-1221 to discuss your case, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced Delaware personal injury lawyer.