Distracted Driving in Albuquerque

There’s a reason why distracted driving is illegal and dangerous. Taking your attention away from the road, even for less than a second, can lead to substantial injuries and damages. It can also have a devastating impact on you or others.

Despite  the level of seriousness, many drivers still operate their vehicles surrounded by distractions. Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. encourages motorists throughout New Mexico to remain alert and aware when behind the wheel. In the event you cross paths with a distracted driver and experience property damage or injuries, we also offer dependable legal support to help you navigate your personal injury case.

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What is Distracted Driving?

There are actually three different types of distracted driving behaviors, as explained here:

  • Cognitive: Driving involves making a lot of decisions quickly. This requires a higher level of cognition, which can be impacted by daydreaming or conversing with others in the vehicle.
  • Manual: A manual distraction is one that requires you take your hands off the wheel. Texting or using a mobile device is a common type of manual distraction but eating behind the wheel or changing radio stations also counts.
  • Visual: Visual distractions cause you to take your eyes off the road. Again, using a mobile device while driving is the most common cause of visual distraction, but even looking at a passenger can be dangerous while the vehicle is in motion.

How Can It Be Prevented?

While you can’t stop other motorists from driving distracted, you can take steps to limit the behaviors in your own vehicle. Turn your mobile device off and store it far away from you when driving. If you’re using a GPS, set the destination before leaving home. Also, be careful when changing the radio station or talking to passengers. If you’re traveling with young kids or pets, make sure they’re properly secured in the back seat before heading out.

Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 505-343-1776. You can also contact us if you have questions or want to learn more about our practice areas.

Do I Need an Attorney’s Assistance?

If you’ve filed a claim with your insurance company only to have it denied, a car accident attorney can help you dispute your insurer. A lawyer can also help if the amount of compensation you’re requesting is disputed or if there is a question about who was at fault.

In Albuquerque, Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. has provided reliable legal service for more than 25 years. We have a reputation for diligently fighting on behalf of accident victims to ensure a complete recovery. That’s because we’re more concerned about righting legal wrongs than making a profit.

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Thompson & Sanchez, P.C.

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Albuquerque, NM 87104

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