As experienced Yuma motorcycle collision attorneys, we know that cell phone use in any vehicle, motorcycles included, is a major distraction. We also know these distractions lead to accidents and these accidents often lead to major injuries.
According to reports from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Distracted Driving project, motorists who use cell phones while driving are four times more likely to be involved in injury accidents than those who do not. The same report indicates that a minimum of 37 percent of the brain’s attention diverts to the cell phone being used, meaning that bikers have more than one-third less of their ability to react to potential hazard in their paths of travel.
How to Avoid a Yuma Motorcycle Collision Caused by a Cell Phone Distraction
The best way to avoid a cell phone distraction motorcycle collision is to put your phone away the entire time you are riding. If you’re unable to resist the urge to answer a call or text, turn your cell phone completely off. Although reports indicate that using a hands-free kit for your cell phone is substantially safer, those riders who are unable or unwilling to put their cell phone out of reach and out of mind should consider buying a hands-free set so their hands can stay on the bars, even if their minds aren’t completely on the road.
Why Call a Yuma Motorcycle Collision Attorney
Even if you’re talking on a cell phone while riding, if you’re injured in a Yuma motorcycle collision caused by another person’s negligence, you should consider reaching out to a skilled motorcycle collision injury attorney. The Husband and Wife Law Team knows that some people believe that their own distraction or negligence will make it difficult to win a case for personal injury. We work with investigators to determine all of the factors in a case and use the information we gather to prove culpability and negotiate a settlement that is fair for both parties. Call the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. and we’ll provide a free consult to help sort out the facts of your case.