Distracted driving is turning into one of the biggest road hazards out there. Even if you’re a safe driver and practice defensive driving, it can be difficult to account for and anticipate the kinds of moves a drunk or distracted driver will make. While people are gradually becoming aware of the problem and cutting down on cell phone use behind the wheel, distracted and drunk driving causes thousands of crashes every year. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident that was the fault of another driver, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for monetary compensation.
The problem of drunk driving
Every year, drunk, drug-impaired and distracted drivers cause thousands of crashes. That’s because their actions are both sudden and unpredictable, making it difficult for other drivers to take evasive action. Even though drivers are aware of the dangers, drunk and distracted driving are a continuing problem. In 2015 alone, 1.1 milli