Texting While Driving: A Leading Cause of Car AccidentsTodayby Gerson & Schwartz, P.A.
Statistics have shown that texting while driving is a leading cause of car accidents today. In fact, motor vehicle accidents involving negligent drivers who are sending texts while driving down the road are reaching epidemic proportions. In 2010 AT&T launched a campaign “Texting and Driving…IT Can Wait” to raise public awareness about the seriousness of texting and driving for teens and adults, alike. Now, the cellular giant has extended its campaign by going into high schools and conducting a demonstration for students using a driver simulated computerized program; in order to exemplify how quickly, sending a text message can turn into being involved in deadly car crashes.
The fact of the matter is that texting and driving has not yet been outlawed in the state of Florida. Despite that fact that there is various legislation in the works, such as “Heather’s Law” and more recently, “Ali’s Law”, Florida lawmakers have not agreed upon a plan to make our highways and roads safer. The ongoing discussion between Florida lawmakers, concerning the connection between motor vehicle accidents and texting are still being debated.
Car accident attorneys at the Law Firm of Gerson & Schwartz, PA understand the risks involved in this dilemma. According to the National Safety Council, more than 25 percent of car accidents in the U.S. are caused at least in part by cell phone use. The distractibility of a driver who uses a cell phone to text is clear. Fatal car crashes occur daily when individuals take their eyes of the road to read or send a text message. This distractibility is a recipe for disaster.
If you are anyone you know has been involved in an automobile accident and needs the assistance of highly qualified personal injury attorneys, contact the Law Firm of Gerson & Schwartz, PA. With over 40 years of experience, in the Miami Dade area, the professional team at Gerson & Schwartz, can and will seek the damages and compensation you deserve. Contact (305)371-6000 or email@example.com.
SOURCES: Sun-Sentinel.com; The Miami Herald.com