Southaven, Mississippi, Distracted Driving Accidents
DeSoto County Car Accident Attorneys
As you’re driving home from work in Southaven, Mississippi, your cellphone vibrates in your pocket. Is it your spouse asking about dinner plans? Maybe a friend inquiring as to whether you want to catch a movie this weekend? What if you’re boss is checking in on that project you’re working on?
Per usual, you reach into your pocket to pull out the device. Those five seconds it takes to text back (the average amount of time your eyes are off the road while texting) can change your life. In that short span of time, traveling at 55 miles per hour, your car covers the length of a football field (according to the VTTI).
Distracted driving is a real problem in Southaven, Mississippi, as it is across the U.S. This act once looked like eating, applying makeup, or rubbernecking while behind the wheel. Today, it has transformed into a deadly epidemic as smartphones, tablets, and GPS devices have become common distractions for drivers. While texting is probably the largest culprit, all actions that take your eyes of the road are at fault.
According to NOPUS, approximately 660,000 drivers across the U.S. are using cellphones or electronic devices while driving. As experienced Southaven car accident injury attorneys, we at The Stroud Law Firm see the painful reality of these actions on a daily basis. We help clients fight for the compensation they need and deserve after being severely injured—or even losing a loved one—because another driver felt that his or her attention was better served, for a brief moment, on something other than the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving car accident, contact the Southaven car accident injury attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm today.