Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Distracted Driving Goes Beyond Cell

A Maryland-based attorney, Rick Jaklitsch has spent more than two decades leading the Jaklitsch Law Group. Through this firm, he defends the rights of people who are injured due to another person’s negligence. This includes distracted driving car accidents, which according to Rick Jaklitsch and his team, goes beyond cell phone distractions.

Distracted driving means that someone is not fully focused on the road when they are operating a vehicle. Since each driver must follow traffic laws and pay close attention to the road, a person who is distracted while driving is negligent.

While texting and talking on the phone is the most thought-of reason for distracted driving, people are also distracted if they are adjusting car features when driving, taking care of personal hygiene tasks, consuming food or drink, or dealing with navigation technology. Children are also a common distraction for drivers, as are pets and cigarettes or vapes.

Not all of these distractions are obvious to other drivers. This is why, if possible, people injured after an accident with a distracted driver should obtain video footage of the accident to prove that a distraction was present. Expert witness testimony can also help in a distracted driving case when video evidence is lacking.

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