Texting while Driving Gaining National Attention
The proliferation of cell phones with texting and Internet access is certainly an advance in technology and convenience, but it is also a safety problem that is plaguing the highways of this country. Texting while driving is rapidly becoming as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The “eyes off the road” factor essentially creates a vehicle without a driver moving at highway speeds. The results are often deadly or life-altering. The lure of getting information right now is becoming an epidemic. Texting and using the Internet while driving has also given rise to various state laws that criminalize the practice in an attempt to reduce the huge number of accidents that it causes. In these accidents, concentration and reaction time are reduced to zero. Sometimes a driver must over correct at the last moment and, as a result, causes an accident. Certainly, determining cell phone use is critical in a crash investigation. If you or someone you know has been the victim of an auto accident, please contact our firm to learn more and protect your rights.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)