Auto Accidents Caused by Grooming While Driving
Auto accidents are a leading cause of personal injury and financial loss across the United States. There are a wide range of factors that cause car accidents, including distracted driving. The most well-known form of distracted driving is texting while driving, but grooming while driving can be just as dangerous.
Many people are guilty of grooming while driving because drivers often don’t recognize the dangers of this distracting habit. Auto accidents caused by grooming while driving can result in catastrophic injuries and costly financial losses. Auto accident attorneys at Zucker & Regev, P.C. in Brooklyn, NY, work with victims of distracted driving car accidents to hold liable drivers accountable for the damages they cause.
How Common Is Grooming While Driving?
There is no data regarding the frequency of grooming while driving. However, many drivers would admit to occasionally pulling down their “vanity mirror” to make some type of cosmetic adjustment while driving. Even those who don’t confess to grooming while driving may be doing it without recognizing it for what it is. Both male and female drivers can be guilty of grooming while driving. Common types of car grooming include:
- Applying makeup
- Brushing hair
- Picking or biting on fingernails
- Changing clothes or removing an article of clothing
The Dangers of Grooming While Driving
One of the reasons grooming while driving is so prevalent is that many people don’t recognize it as dangerous. Just like texting while driving or making a phone call, grooming while driving is a form of distracted driving. Grooming while driving is a distraction in multiple ways - grooming takes a driver’s eyes off the road, takes their mind away from the task of driving, and takes at least one hand off the steering wheel.
Grooming and every other form of distracted driving leave a driver less prepared to respond to the actions of surrounding drivers. Distracted driving slows down a person’s reaction time, so it can take twice as long to respond to potential hazards.
Holding Liable Drivers Accountable
As a recognized form of distracted driving, grooming while driving is a breach of a driver’s duty of care to others on the road. Lawyers at Zucker & Regev, P.C. work with accident investigators to prove that grooming while driving contributed to a crash so injury victims can be compensated for their losses.
If grooming while driving causes a car accident, the distracted driver can be held liable for resulting collision damages. Injured parties can work with our Brooklyn attorneys to pursue compensation for damages such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- The cost of ongoing rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost wages
- Diminished wage-earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Contact Zucker & Regev, P.C.
Auto accident attorneys work with car accident victims to prove liability and maximize compensation for injury damages. If you or a loved one was injured in a car crash caused by grooming while driving, we can be of assistance. To schedule a consultation with our Brooklyn legal team, send us a message at your earliest convenience.