For most of us, driving is one of the most dangerous things we do on a
daily basis and yet we tend to forget how much is at risk every time we
get behind the wheel. Even if you drive every day and consider yourself
seasoned, you cannot possibly predict the way other people will conduct
themselves. Other people’s distracted driving can quickly escalate
into an incredibly precarious situation. April is Distracted Driving Awareness
Month in an effort to promote road safety, increase awareness about the
nature of driving while distracted, and provide a voice for those injured
due to the negligence or recklessness of other drivers.
According to the
National Safety Council, at least 9 Americans die and 100 are injured every day due to distracted
driving. These numbers are shocking and should be more than just a headline--they
should enact change in the mind of every person who takes on the serious
responsibility of operating a vehicle.
Cell phones completely inhibit our brain’s ability to focus, and
many people think if they don’t text and drive then they are employing
safe driving practices. This simply isn’t true. Distraction comes
down to more than just sending a text. While a red light seems like the
perfect opportunity to take care of a harmless task, this could not be
further from the truth. Something as simple as checking email on a smartphone
is enough to pull the driver’s attention away from their direct
Injured in Fort Worth? Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured at the hands of a negligent driver
who was distracted while behind the wheel, then we at the Law Office of
James M. Stanley want to step in. When you have our Fort Worth legal team
on your side to advocate on your behalf, you can take the backseat while
we handle the complexities of your case. Allow us to fight for you today.
Call (817) 591-4222 to schedule an initial consultation today.