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Multi-tasking behind the wheel can lead to car accidents

Many people in Minnesota like to think they are great multi-taskers. However, multi-tasking is not always easy -- or even possible. For example, when one tries to drive a car and talk on their phone at the same time, their brain must switch back and forth between these actions. This slows down the driver's reaction time. And, if a driver does not react quickly to driving conditions or motorists around them, they could cause a car accident.

Moreover, some people might think that talking on the phone while driving isn't any different than talking to a passenger in the car. However, there is one key difference. Other passengers in the car can alert the driver to changes in driving conditions or the actions of other motorists. However, the person on the other end of the phone call is not in the car and cannot alert the driver to anything. This is another way that talking on a cellphone while driving could lead to a car crash.

Still others might think that if they only use their phone while they are stopped at a red light or if they only use voice commands, then they will be safe. Unfortunately, this is also untrue. One AAA study revealed that motorists remained distracted for almost 30 seconds after sending a voice text. Moreover, motorists must be aware of their surroundings, even if they are stopped at a red light. After all, they could be struck from behind.

As this shows, multi-tasking while driving is distracted driving that could result in a motor vehicle accident. Those who are injured in collisions caused by distracted drivers could suffer a litany of injuries -- if they are lucky enough to survive at all. There may be medical expenses to deal with, lost income from being unable to work, pain and suffering and emotional trauma. Therefore, it is important to hold distracted drivers accountable for the accidents they cause. One way to do so is by pursuing a personal injury claim. Through a personal injury lawsuit, accident victims can not only seek the compensation they need to recover from the incident, but they can also obtain a sense of justice.

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