One of the most important rites of passage for a young man or woman is obtaining a driver’s license. That little plastic card symbolizes freedom, and when a driver first starts out, he or she will tend to pay strict attention to the task at hand so that driving privileges will not be lost.
As we grow older, however, we become more inclined to drive nonchalantly simply because we have done it so much and so often that it seems almost second nature. This is deceptively dangerous though and distracted driving is a looming threat to the safety of all motorists on the highway.
If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by another motorist’s distracted driving then we can help you pursue the financial compensation that you may be due for your medical bills, automobile repairs, and other damages as appropriate. Contact the Des Moines car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.
Common Driving Distractions
With the incredibly hectic pace of modern life, the temptation to cram as many activities as possible into an unreasonable span of time is great. Because driving appears on the surface to be an activity that requires a fairly low level of mental commitment, some consider it an opportune time to multitask despite the fact that this endangers everyone in the vicinity. Common driving distractions include:
- Text messaging
- Talking or otherwise using one’s cellular phone
- Turning to speak with passengers
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Manipulating GPS devices
- Adjusting the climate control, radio, or other music devices
- Applying makeup
You should not have to worry about the financial demands placed upon you as a result of another’s distracted driving. Contact the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 705-0233.