According to a recent study conducted by the University of South Carolina found that people are four times more distracted while talking or preparing to talk than when they are listening.
Put this distraction behind the wheel of a car while a driver is talking on their cell phone, and it could easily cause a car accident. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reported that 25% of all car accidents were caused by distractions, and that 73% of all drivers admitted to talking on their cell phones while driving. Add these statistics to the fact that cell phone sales are at 254 million, and it is not hard to see that there is a definite correlation between distracted driving and car accidents.
Our Toledo, Ohio car accident attorneys have seen the devastating effects that personal injury from car accidents have on victims and their families. We handle hundreds of car accident cases a year, and urge you to contact our office to order a FREE copy of The Ohio Accident Book to learn your rights after a car accident.