Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 1:30 am    

The most recent statistics show that each year 920,000 motor vehicle accidents are caused by distracted driving. While the first image that might come to mind is someone texting or talking on their cell phone, there are many other forms of distracted driving. Eating, putting on makeup, reading the paper, adjusting the GPS, and even tuning to a different radio station are all examples of actual physical distractions. Other drivers are mentally distracted either by a problem on their minds or just zoned out from too many hours spent in online meetings. One way to avoid getting into an accident with a distracted driver is to recognize the warning signs that one is in front of you. Below are seven signs that may indicate a driver is not fully focused on the road:

  1. Running red lights or stop signs
  2. Repeatedly drifting out of their lane or crossing the centerline
  3. Appears to be looking down frequently or visibly using their phone
  4. Failing to use turn signals
  5. Hitting the breaks suddenly and frequently
  6. Driving at inconsistent speeds; speeding up and slowing down without any obvious cause
  7. Movement in the back seat of the car from children or pets

All of these are potential indicators of a distracted driver. If you notice a driver in your vicinity exhibiting one or more of these behaviors take action to prevent getting into an accident with them. Keep plenty of space between you and the distracted driver. Rear-end collisions are a common type of crash that can occur in distracted driver situations. Being vigilant about what’s happening on the road around you and employing defensive driving skills in the presence of a driver who may not have his or her eyes or mind on the road is the best way to protect yourself and your passengers.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!