Using a cellphone while driving can be dangerous

On Behalf of | Jun 29, 2021 | Car Accidents

Ideally, you’ll refrain from using your cellphone while driving on a Connecticut highway. This is because it can cause a variety of distractions that increase your risk of getting into an accident. In fact, you may be at a higher risk of getting into a crash even if you use a hands-free device to make a call, send a text or get directions to your next destination.

You can’t focus on two things at the same time

Your brain is only capable of focusing on one thing at any given moment. Therefore, you can’t pay attention to road conditions while having a conversation with your friend. Furthermore, if you look at your phone to send a text message, dial a phone number or check a social media profile, you won’t be able to see what other cars around you are doing.

Therefore, you might not notice that a car has made a sudden lane change before it’s too late to take action to avoid a crash. If you are involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, it may be a good idea to contact an MVA attorney. He or she may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

There are various ways to minimize cellphone use while driving

One of the easiest ways to prevent yourself from using a cellphone while driving is to keep it out of reach. For example, you could put it in a locked compartment, put it in a bag or even hand it to your passenger until reaching your destination. It may also be a good idea to download apps that prevent a device from making calls, receiving texts or accessing the internet when your car is in motion.

If you are hurt in an accident, it’s generally in your best interest to seek treatment as quickly as possible. After seeing a medical professional, it’s generally a good idea to contact an attorney. This person may use multiple lines of evidence to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.


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