Distracted driving during the solar eclipse

distracted driving causes car accidents

“The sun was in my eyes” distracted driving during the solar eclipse

Distracted driving causes car accidents

We hope everyone got to experience this week’s solar eclipse from a safe vantage point with proper eye protection.  But, many people found themselves behind the wheel during the eclipse.  This means that you may have found yourself on the road with drivers who were more distracted than usual trying to get a look or take a picture.

Distracted driving is the primary cause of many car accidents.  According to the NHTSA3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015.  The normal causes of distracted driving include, cell phone use, other vehicle occupants, moving objects in the car (such as insects), “rubber-necking,” and being generally lost in thought.  You can work on reducing the chances of many of these distractions for yourself with a little self-discipline but you cannot control whether other drivers are distracted.


Consult an attorney if you were involved in a car accident

If you were injured and/or involved in a car accident due to the solar eclipse, a talkative passenger, or any other reason, contact a lawyer today.  Lawyers at the Joyce Law Firm have years of experience practicing personal injury law.  We are also able to assist you in negotiating with the insurance companies to help you get the recovery you need to pay for vehicle damage and/or medical bills resulting from a car accident.

Kirk Joyce is a general practice attorney in Northwest Arkansas who focuses on personal injury law and criminal defense.  If you would like to meet with him to discuss your case, please contact the Joyce Law Firm to schedule a consultation. 

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