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Distracted drivers can be dangerous even at slow speeds

Distracted drivers pose a risk for everyone on the roads. One troublesome event happens when these drivers are in a traffic jam on the highway or interstate and don't pay attention to what is going on. When they are stopped, there isn't really a danger. When traffic is moving slowly, they may end up causing a crash if they aren't watching the cars around them.

We know that it is boring to be stuck in traffic; however, the need to pay attention is real. Even at slow speeds, there is a chance that a serious crash might occur. In fact, it is possible that one driver not paying attention might lead to a multivehicle crash.

One issue that can come up in these crashes is that the traffic jam might make it difficult for emergency responders to reach the people who are injured. While they will most certainly make it to them, the possible delay might lead to problems for the victims. Not only might they be in pain, but other issues like blood loss may be possible.

If you are injured by a distracted driver on the highway, you need to think carefully about your next steps. Seeking medical care is one idea that is usually beneficial. You might also decide to seek compensation from the driver who is liable for the crash. In a multivehicle crash, you might not need to turn to the driver who struck you. Instead, you may need to list the person who first caused the crash. This determination can come as a result of what we find out when we look into what happened.

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