Christina Rivenbark & Associates ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Bug bites, insects and car crashes

There are all sorts of motor vehicle crash causes, some of which are widely recognized, including the use of alcohol and sleepiness behind the wheel. However, many other risk factors can result in a wreck and some are very uncommon. For example, someone may have an irrational fear of insects (or certain types of insects), prompting them to drive erratically when they see a bug in their vehicle. Or, someone may even be bit by an insect while driving, or stung by a bee, which could also cause them to become distracted and lose control of the vehicle.

In the summer months, many parts of the country see an increase in bugs and these insects can be problematic when they interfere with a person’s ability to drive. A driver may become distracted while trying to swat an insect or encourage it to fly out of their vehicle, for example. Unfortunately, some drivers do not focus on the road and understand how essential it is to prevent these distractions from causing an accident.

If you were struck by a driver who was distracted for any reason, you could be facing a long road to recovery. It is essential to stand firm for your legal rights and know what legal options you may have as you try to move forward. Moreover, it is essential to be aware of how insects can play a role in a motor vehicle crash and all of the other distractions that can be dangerous for someone behind the wheel.

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