Navigation Links
Insurance Company Report Confirms Distracted Driver Concerns
Date:4/11/2013

(PRWEB) April 11, 2013

A report released by the Erie Insurance Group of Erie, Pennsylvania and reported by the Bloomberg News on April 5, 2013 compiled statistics from national crash data from the years 2010 and 2011. The data, which came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, indicated that in one out of every ten car accidents that involved a fatality was attributed to driver distraction. In some cases that distraction was caused by text messaging, using the internet, or eating, but in over sixty percent of the occurrences the driver reported having been “lost in thought”, or daydreaming. Though the use of text-messaging has been generating a great deal of attention and concern, less than fifteen percent of car accidents involving a death were attributed to this particular distraction.

Distracted Driving Kills

Houston Car Crash Attorney Paul Danziger of Danziger & De Llano, a liability and personal injury firm based in the Houston area, says that the Erie Insurance Group report mirrors the firm’s experience with their clients. “In more cases than not we have found that the defendants in our Houston car accident cases have been distracted in one way or another. Though it is very difficult to get a defendant to admit to having been daydreaming, the evidence that we’ve been able to gather and that our expert witnesses have interpreted has pointed to their minds not having been on the most important task at hand, which was driving safely.” Danziger points to recommendations released by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, which encourages drivers to be mindful of the responsibility that driving entails, and to identify distractions to their driving and eliminate them.

The Foundation indicates on their website that drivers should, "Treat driving as a complicated task requiring your full attention." The website also stresses that drivers should, "Remember 20 complex decisions are needed for every mile you drive."

Lawsuits Filed Against Negligent, Distracted Drivers

The Erie Insurance Group report lists several different factors as frequent contributors to fatal accidents, and these distractions included eating, talking to a passenger in the car, rubbernecking, and pets. According to Bloomberg’s article, other insurance companies are engaged in efforts similar to Erie’s, with all aimed at curbing distracted driving. The costs involved in distracted driving accidents are difficult to estimate according to an article that appears on Bankrate.com, in large part because police don’t always track the causes of an accident unless it is fatal. But Paul Danziger of Danziger & De Llano says that even though the police don’t always gather this information, his firm’s investigators are able to uncover the information. “When we’ve been hired to represent the victim of an auto accident, distracted driving is one of the first things we look for these days as a root cause.”

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10608769.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC Encourages Parents to Talk to Teens about Distracted Driving In Light of a Recent Fatal Accident
2. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Nevada’s Health Insurance Exchange
3. Global Life and Health Insurance Carriers Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated
4. WINFertility Treatment Program Expands to Central/Southern Texas. Program Makes IVF Treatment More Affordable for Patients Without Infertility Insurance Coverage.
5. Learn About the Importance of Renters Insurance from Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC
6. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Publishes Congressional Testimony Regarding Rise in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Payments in United States
7. Security Life Insurance Company Hires Michelle Petersen as Third Party (TPA) Relationship Manager
8. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange
9. Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants Reports that Insurance Denied Payment for Bilateral Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy
10. Utah’s First Health Insurance CO-OP Receives Official Approval from State of Utah
11. IHC Specialty Benefits Releases an Affordable Care Act Infographic to Help Customers Determine Health Insurance Rebates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... February 28, 2017 , ... BrightStar Care Marietta announced that it has received ... Pulse. This award is granted only to top-ranking home care providers, based on client ... ranked among home care providers from across the country who have proven their ability ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 27, 2017 , ... ... mass and overall body strength, which often leads to a host of health ... Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that good overall muscle strength ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 27, 2017 , ... Much attention ... concern for women who become dependent on opioid painkillers has fallen short. From 1999 ... compared to a 237% increase in fatal overdoses in male populations.(1) , The proportion ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... This webinar , sponsored ... a tool to characterize particle size distributions in the field of geoscience and ... novel scientific findings. It describes methods of optimized and standardized sample collection, preparation ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) , ... February 27, 2017 ... ... top drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, at ... (RMT) to its team. The new hire, Mackenzie Alsager, showcases the Centre's commitment ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/28/2017)... FRANCISCO , February 28, 2017 The global  pulse ... a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The pulse oximeters market is ... to the growing prevalence of target diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... Continue Reading ... Grand View Research ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... , Feb 28, 2017 Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: ... 2016. A presentation of the results by the company,s senior management ... Oslo - details below. ... 2016 was a very successful year for ... development of Betalutin®, progressed with our preclinical candidates and build the ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... Ga., Feb. 27, 2017 Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE: ... 2016 results and provided its 2017 outlook and related key ... sales were $410 million, a 2 percent increase compared to ... fourth quarter 2016 was $10 million compared to net income ... quarter adjusted net income was $24 million compared to adjusted ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: