Texting while driving can be even more dangerous than driving while under the influence, a New York Injury Lawyer reports. Yet the laws still do not reflect that.
The last words of a Malibu plastic surgeon, famed for his work on TV stars, were “Border collie jill surveying the view from atop the sand dune”. He texted these words just before driving his car off a cliff. Jill survived the accident.
Another accident in 2007 killed a texter and four other members of a New York high school cheerleading squad. The message, whatever it was, resulted in the car slamming head-on into a truck, killing all five teenagers. The Chatsworth train collision in 2008, in which 25 people died and more than 100 were injured was another horrible accident where texting was involved – the engineer of the Metrolink commuter train was distracted by text messaging.
Laws regarding texting while driving were a big topic of discussion at the Transportation Department’s Distracted Driving Summit on September 21, sources told a New York Injury Lawyer. The summit found that laws regarding texting while driving are not very realistic about the reasons why cellphones and moving vehicles are a deadly combination or in ways to deal with stopping it.
66% of respondents do a 2007 poll admitted to texting while driving, a New York Injury Lawyer has discovered, yet 89% percent said it should be banned. The youngest drivers, already more prone to accidents than the rest of the population, are more guilty of texting while driving than other groups.
Even if something is not against the law, if it harms another, it can become a legal case. If you or a loved one has been harmed by such an incident, it’s time to talk to a New York Injury Attorney. It is vital that you get the compensation you need, so you can get on with your life. A New York Injury Attorney can help bring your case to a swift and fair resolution.
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