Virginia Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Though changing the radio station or sending a quick text may seem innocent enough, taking your attention away from the road can be deadly.  

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by distracted driving, you may be entitled to compensation. At Breit Biniazan, our Virginia Beach & Richmond distracted driving accident attorneys believe innocent people shouldn’t pay for the reckless mistakes of others. That’s why we’re relentless in the courtroom, pursuing fairness and justice no matter what.   

Call our distracted driving accident attorneys located in Virginia Beach and Richmond at 855-212-8200 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

What Are the Different Types of Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is on the rise, chiefly because of cell phones. However, there are four different categories of distracted driving: physical distractions, auditory distractions, visual distractions, and cognitive distractions.

Examples of each type of distraction include:

  • Physical distractions: These diversions encourage the driver to remove his or her hands from the wheel. Examples include changing the radio station and checking the GPS. 
  • Auditory distractions: Certain noises like a crying baby or children fighting in the backseat can distract the driver. 
  • Visual distractions: These diversions force the driver’s vision away from the road. Examples include billboards, texting, and even other drivers. 
  • Cognitive distractions: These are activities that cause the driver to lose focus. Talking on a cell phone, even if it’s hands-free, is a prime example. 

In short, many things compete for a driver’s attention. That’s why you need a distracted driving accident attorney in Virginia to help you prove negligence.

How To Avoid Distracted Driving

Here are some tips for minimizing distractions in the car:

  • Don’t multitask: Drivers should only be focused on one thing—driving. To minimize temptations, answer important emails or return phone calls before starting your car. Also, never apply makeup or adjust seats and mirrors while driving.  
  • Don’t snack: Eating and drinking while driving increases the chances of getting into a car crash by 80 percent, according to the Department of Transportation. If you’re hungry, pull over and take five minutes to eat. 
  • Avoid calling: Though hands-free calling is considered a safer alternative, it can still distract drivers from the road.   
  • Don’t text: Texting while driving isn’t only illegal in Virginia, it’s also incredibly dangerous. Try to send important texts before getting into the car.   
  • Never drive drowsy: Sleep deprivation can lower reaction times almost as much as alcohol. If you’re driving for an extended period of time, pull over and take a quick nap. 

At Breit Biniazan, our Virginia distracted driving accident lawyers have handled thousands of personal injury cases caused by automobile collisions. From this experience, we understand how to build a strong case to win the settlement you deserve. 

Choose Our Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers in Virginia Beach & Richmond

When recklessness causes serious injury or death, our distracted driving accident lawyers take it personally. That’s why we fight so hard for results. Time and time again, Breit Biniazan have held reckless drivers accountable for their actions, securing settlements that help families pay for medical care, lost wages, and other expenses. 

While other personal injury lawyers in Virginia may struggle to prove negligence—or that the culpable driver was texting, sleep-deprived, or otherwise distracted—we welcome the challenge. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation, consulting police reports and accident reconstructionists to get you the justice you deserve. 

Are you ready for retribution? Call 855-212-8200 for a free case evaluation today. We have offices in Richmond and Virginia Beach.

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