Human Factors Investigations of Distracted Driving Car Accidents
In recent years, distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of car accidents. Distraction.gov estimates that approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices at any given moment. This irresponsible use of technology puts others on the road in serious danger at all times.
According to the NHTSA:
- 3,154 people were killed in car accidents involving distracted drivers in 2013 (the most recent year in which statistics are available)
- 424,000 people were injured in accidents involving distracted drivers in 2013
- 10% of fatal car accidents, 18% of collisions resulting in injury and 16% of police-reported motor vehicle accidents in 2013 involved distracted driving
Unfortunately, it can often be difficult to prove that distracted driving was the cause of an accident since it requires self-reporting on the part of the negligent driver or a witness who saw the negligent driver using a portable electronic device at the time of the car accident. As a result, it’s important to work with forensic experts and accident reconstructionists who can help demonstrate the extent to which distracted driving caused your injuries.
At the Turley Law Firm, our attorneys work with a team of forensic experts to determine the role that distracted driving played in your car accident. These experts have specialized knowledge and expertise in the field of human factors, which is a science that evaluates the way people interact with the products, equipment and machines in their lives. Human factors experts assess the impact of an individual’s mental, physical and perceptual capabilities and limitations as a result of their interaction with these forms of technology. This expert analysis can provide the edge you need when trying to prove that your car accident injuries were caused by a distracted driver.
The following chart by Robson Forensic illustrates the way that human factors analysis can help you prove negligence after being injured in a collision caused by a distracted driver.
The attorneys at the Turley Law Firm have been fighting for the rights of car accident victims in the Dallas area for over 40 years. We’ll use the vast resources at our disposal to aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Please contact the Turley Law Firm using the form on this page or call (214) 691-4025 today to schedule your free car accident consultation. We serve clients in the Dallas, Texas area.