Texting gets plenty of attention as a leading cause of distracted driving accidents, but it’s not the only factor that can pull someone’s attention away from the road. Read on to learn more about 10 other common causes of distraction that can lead to devastating accidents:

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Applying makeup
  • Shaving or other grooming behavior
  • Talking to another passenger in the car
  • Adjusting the radio or GPS
  • Talking to someone on a phone call
  • Checking email or reading a website on your device
  • Reaching for something in another seat or in the backseat
  • Daydreaming

All of these issues can cause distracted driving accidents. If you find yourself involved in a serious accident and you have reason to believe that the other party was not paying attention due to any of the above behaviors, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.

Distracted driving accidents often leave victims with catastrophic injuries. Others will suffer fatal injuries as a result of distracted driving accidents. For survivors, a personal injury claim may be the only way to recover compensation. For the family members of a deceased victim, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Distracted driving accidents can be prevented by choosing to always stay focused behind the wheel.