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Distracted Driving Leads To More Car Accidents

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Apr 02, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida car accident lawyer, discusses why distracted driving leads to more car accidents.

I'm guilty of distracted driving. I'm traveling from one court to another and I have to grab a bite to eat, while I'm eating and driving to court, my office calls me on my cell, and I'm answering the phone. Has it happened to you? What would happen if traffic had to stop short because a child walked into the road or another car had broken down up ahead? Would you be able to avoid the crash? Distraction.gov provides a number of facts and statistics about distracted driving.

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving is not just talking on your cell phone, checking email or texting. Distracted driving is any activity that can divert our attention from the task at hand – DRIVING, which can include:

  • Eating
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Putting on make-up
  • Reading
  • Playing with the radio, mp3 player or i-pod

Research shows that texting is by far the most dangerous because it requires us to look away from the road, read the message, and then look for eyes to type a message back. So this is both cognitive distraction and visual distraction.

Just a few short stats to put it in perspective

  • In 2010, 18% all of car accidents with injuries were related to distracted driving
  • Drivers who use handheld devices are four times more likely to get into serious enough accidents to injure themselves
  • Text messaging versus non-distracted driving raises the risk of an accident by 23 times

If you have been injured in a car accident because the other driver was distracted, you can call this Leesburg, Florida car accident lawyer directly on my cell at (352) 267-9168 and I will answer your questions.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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