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Distracted Driving in the United States

In 2016, motor vehicle accidents involving distracted driving caused the deaths of 3,450 people. One life lost by this completely preventable behavior would be too many. Although texting and cell phone use are two of the primary types of distraction, they are not the only types. Arguing with your passengers can be dangerously distracting, as can breaking up a fight between children in the back seat. Eating or drinking can be distracting. Applying makeup or adjusting a GPS is distracting. To better ensure your safety, avoid these activities as well as anything that takes your eyes, hands or mind away from the task of driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted or otherwise careless driver in Charleston or Huntington, or any of the surrounding areas of West Virginia or Kentucky, please call Troy Law Firm, PLLC, at (304) 315-2299. Your case review is complimentary. We work on a contingent fee basis, so we do not collect any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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