9 Ways Truck and Car Accidents Occur Because of Distractions

As car and truck accident attorneys, we see many cases where people are injured by distracted drivers.  Injuries can be caused by distracted truck drivers and distracted car drivers alike.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) reported that 8 percent of large-truck crashes occurred when Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers were externally distracted by something outside the truck.

Another 2 percent of large truck crashes occurred when the driver was internally distracted by something inside the truck. But truck drivers are not the only drivers who get distracted and cause car accidents.  According to the Huffington Post, some of the most dangerous distracting driving habits which can cause both truck accidents and car accidents are:

  1. Eating and drinking,
  2. Applying makeup or grooming,
  3. Tending to children or pets,
  4. Driving while drowsy,
  5. Fiddling with entertainment and onboard electronics,
  6. Watching roadside diversions,
  7. Texting and social media posting,
  8. Day dreaming, and
  9. Talking on the phone.

If you are injured in a truck or car accident caused by a distracted driver,  our experienced car accident attorneys  will handle your truck or car accident claim so you can focus on your well-being. Our attorneys will guide you through the process and ensure your rights are protected.

At the Law Offices of John P. Burns, we effectively handle your car accident claim so you can focus on recovering emotionally and physically without dealing with the details. It’s free to ask questions, so contact us directly at 949-496-7000, or email us at john@johnburnslaw.com. We’ll be sure to get back to you within 24 hours.