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Multi-tasking while driving can lead to car accidents

| Aug 25, 2017 | Car Accidents

People in Louisiana have busy schedules and have many tasks they need to complete both at work and outside of work. At some point in time, people have to multi-task. This can almost be a necessity at times in order to complete certain tasks on time. While multi-tasking can be a useful sometimes, it should not be used in every situation. One of those is driving a car. Multi-tasking can be very dangerous in a car, and lead to serious car accidents.

Fatal accidents are on the rise in the U.S., which has been attributed to people being distracted by their phones. It is fairly common knowledge now that texting and driving can be dangerous, but even dictating texts into a phone or into cars with that technology can be dangerous.

Researchers have found that the brain can only effectively do so many tasks at one time. So, people who multi-task while driving may not have the capacity to realize that they are driving dangerously. They actually may feel more confident in their driving ability because of their lack of ability to realize dangers around them. So, many people think they are driving fine right up until the point of an accident.

These accidents can cause very serious injuries as well, and can easily be avoided if people simply focus on driving while driving. The drivers who get distracted and cause accidents may be held accountable for their actions. In many instances they may be required to compensate the victims of the accidents for the damages they caused, them.

Despite all the warnings and advertisement campaigns in Louisiana to get drivers to not use their phones in any capacity while driving many drivers still do every day. Many car accidents result because of this. The victims of these accidents can suffer very significant injuries, which may change their lives forever. Attorneys understand the victims’ rights and may be able to help make them whole again.

Source: nymag.com, “Multitasking makes drivers feel confident, is killing a historic number of them” Drake Baer, Nov. 16, 2016