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Distracted Driving Accidents

West Virginia did not pass a ban on texting while driving until 2012. It is now a primary offense, as is talking on a hand-held cell phone, meaning that officers can pull drivers over if they see them in the act. However, distracted driving is still a very real hazard on our roadways. Hand-held devices are not the only source of deadly distraction. Anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road can quickly cause a tragic crash. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, our Morgantown car accident attorneys can help.

Common Distractions

The things people do while they drive are terrifying. It is hard to imagine how anyone can think it is OK to text, take selfies, or post to social media while they are behind the wheel. Today’s technology provides us with a host of crazy distractions, and it hasn’t eliminated any of the old distractions that we had to contend with in past decades.

Common distractions that lead to serious and fatal accidents include:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone, even hands-free
  • GPS use
  • Taking selfies
  • Using social media
  • Watching videos
  • Adjusting the stereo
  • Adjusting vehicle settings, such as seat position and climate control
  • Reaching into the back seat or floorboard
  • Personal grooming such as shaving or applying makeup
  • Tending to children
  • Talking with passengers
  • Eating and drinking
  • Rubbernecking
  • Daydreaming

If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident caused by a distracted driver, we can help. Please call the Morgantown car accident attorneys of Robinette Legal Group, PLLC, at 304-594-1800 or contact us online today.