Many drivers in Redwood City feel using distractions is a good way for them to keep them entertained while they drive. They do not realize how dangerous they can be. Driving distractions also increase the chances of catastrophic injuries and death for victims who survive the crashes.
According to CBSNews.com, “distractions that keep motorists eyes off the roads longer create the highest crash risk.” Each second a driver’s eyes are not on the roads, the greater the chance of them crashing into someone or something. There is also a greater probability of them and their victims sustaining injuries they may never completely recover from.
Catastrophic injuries that can occur in car accidents include:
- Permanent paralysis
- Serious burns
- Traumatic brain injury
- Limb amputation
- Spinal cord damage
Distracted driving accidents can be devastating for victims and their loved ones, especially when there are serious injuries involved. Catastrophic injuries are injuries that dramatically alter the standard and quality of life of victims. The trauma has a long-lasting and permanent impact on their health, way of life and financial situations.
Some people who end up with serious injuries eventually recover. But many people do not and require lifelong care, rehabilitation and financial and physical support because they cannot work and perform many of their basic living functions for themselves. Victims of car accidents and their family members may qualify to pursue legal action against negligent motorists who caused their accidents. They can receive financial compensation to help cover their medical and living expenses and pain and suffering.