Car Accidents Caused by Grooming While Driving
By Michael Verna on September 28, 2018
Many people like to multi-task. Unfortunately, some of the ways that a person chooses to multi-task are simply dangerous. For example, people often choose to save time in the morning by combing their hair, applying make-up, or even flossing in the car.
This may be acceptable if the person is a passenger, but more often than not, people are grooming while driving. Car accidents injure or kill millions of people each year, so it is important for each driver to take the steps necessary to minimize the risk of a collision. This includes avoiding distracted driving practices, such as grooming while driving.
Victims of car accidents caused by grooming while driving can work with the San Francisco, CA attorneys at Bowles & Verna LLP to ensure that they are justly compensated for any injuries that may stem from these accidents.
Grooming While Driving - What’s the Big Deal?
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. According to CDC research, distracted driving accounts for more than 400,000 car accident injuries each year. Most people wouldn’t willingly participate in a practice that they knew was dangerous, so why is distracted driving so prevalent?
The problem is that many people fail to see what the big deal is when it comes to distracted practices, such as grooming while driving. Like texting, grooming while driving significantly increases the risk of a car accident. This is because it is a triple-threat distraction. Grooming while driving occupies the eyes, hands, and mind, all of which should be focused on the road.
Many people may say that they only groom themselves when they are at a red light or sitting at a standstill in traffic. Technically, this is a safer choice than grooming while the vehicle is in motion. However, it only takes a fraction of a second for something on the road to change. If someone has their eyes on the mirror, their hands on a hair or make-up brush, and their mind occupied by grooming, he or she may be unable to respond appropriately to changing circumstances.
Damages in a car accident caused by grooming while driving vary. No matter how mild or severe accident injuries may be, the driver responsible for the accident should be held liable for damages.
The attorneys at Bowles & Verna LLP gather the evidence necessary to prove liability in car accident cases so that injury victims receive the compensation they are due for losses such as medical expenses, the cost of future medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
All injury victims are encouraged to work with an experienced attorney following a car accident to ensure their legal rights are protected.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by grooming while driving, contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (925) 935-3300. The experienced attorneys at Bowles & Verna LLP will discuss the details of your case and advise you of your best course of legal action.