Anticipation, Preparation, Dedication
View Our Practice Areas

Lack of mental control leads to distraction

Workers often get distracted on the job. How many times have you been sitting at your desk when your mind started to wander? Did you get distracted by your phone, checking your social media accounts or checking to see if anyone had texted you, even though you knew they hadn't? It happens.

The reason, some experts note, is a lack of mental control. When people have to use anti-distraction apps on their phones and things of this nature, they're just trying to make up for this lack of control. Some say they would be far better off to train themselves so that they wouldn't need external motivation and could stay focused without it.

Unfortunately, for many workers, that's just not a reality. The distractions are too tempting. The work feels too boring. They seek out distractions and try to find some way to pass the time.

This is potentially dangerous in many occupations, but it's especially bad when it happens to truck drivers. When they lack mental control and focus on the road, they may stop paying attention to the traffic around them. They may break the rules and use their phones while they drive. Even a truck driver whose mind wanders, though his or her hands never leave the wheel, can cause an accident.

The problem is that these employees hold a lot of other drivers' safety in their hands. Distraction and lack of focus can put people in the hospital.

If you get injured in one of these accidents, you must know all of your legal rights to seek out financial compensation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Tell Me How I Can Help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Grand Junction Office
114 N. Spruce Street
Suite 100
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone: 970-628-3907
Fax: 970-245-7902
Map & Directions

Aspen Office
303 Lemond Place
PO Box 5918
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Phone: 970-628-3907
Fax: 970-245-7902
Map & Directions

Crested Butte Office
319 Elk Avenue
Suite 5
Crested Butte, CO 81224

Phone: 970-628-3907
Fax: 970-245-7902
Map & Directions

Glenwood Springs Office
1607 Grand Ave.
Suite 24
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Phone: 970-628-3907
Fax: 970-245-7902
Map & Directions

Montrose Office
335 S. 5th St.
Montrose, Colorado 81401

Map & Directions