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CA injury lawyerWhen a driver takes their attention away from the task at hand, everyone is in danger. Not only are other motorists in danger, but pedestrians and bicyclists are also put at risk - and it is a big issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reported that in 2016, around 3,450 people were killed in distraction-related accidents, or nine percent of all fatal accidents that year. Most of the conversation surrounding distracted driving focuses on cell phone usage, but many other things are actually included in the distracted driving conversation.

Manual Distractions

These type of distractions occur when a driver takes one or both hands off of the wheel for any reason. Even seemingly simple things like adjusting the air conditioner or turning up the music can distract you from actually driving. Examples of manual distractions include:

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Illinois injury lawyerSince the inception of motor vehicles into everyday life in the early twentieth century, our lives have become easier and faster. Unfortunately, along with the innovation, a new category of injuries comes with it - motor vehicle injuries. More than 2.5 million Americans went to the emergency department because of injuries sustained in car accidents in 2012.

 1. Whiplash or Neck Injuries

Neck sprains and strains, which are commonly known as whiplash, are the no. 1 most frequently reported injuries in U.S. insurance claims, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In 2012, whiplash injuries accounted for 26 percent of the total payout for crash injuries.

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California injury attorneyMost drivers think they know traffic laws well. Perhaps that is true for most of the basic laws pertaining to driving and rules of the road, but should you find yourself involved in a car accident it is important to understand that no two traffic accidents are exactly alike. This is not only true because of the sheer number of drivers on the road, but also in part to changes in laws, enforcement techniques, and even automobile technology.

Emergency Vehicles Have the Right of Way

According to California law, emergency vehicles using sirens and/or lights have the right of way. This includes fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and other emergency vehicles. You can avoid causing or being in an accident if you take the following actions when you see emergency lights or hear sirens while driving.

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