People have many communication options available to them, including being able to text while driving. The easy access of cell phones has led to various dangerous social side-effects.
It isn’t uncommon to see someone driving a car while listening to music and texting – at the same time. Needless to say, multi-tasking leads to carelessness and mistakes, especially while driving. This trend has led to a rise in the number of road accidents all over America. Many states, including New York, have passed laws against texting while driving. But does this help? Unfortunately, drivers seem to still be willing to take the risk, hoping to pass under the radar and continue to do it regardless of the hazards involved.
The Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman, P.C. & Robert D. Rosen, P.C. have dedicated our law firm to making sure people are held accountable for their negligence on the road. If you or your loved one has been injured in a texting while driving accident, contact our office right away so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
New York Texting While Driving Auto Accidents Continue to Rise
Reports of accidents caused by irresponsible drivers who continue to text while driving have been on the rise in the New York City area.
On a national level, nearly 6,000 deaths and a half a million injuries are caused by distracted driver’s texting on cell phones every year. Research says that for every 6 seconds of drive time, a driver is sending or receiving a text message and 4.6 of those seconds are spent with their eyes off the road.
Teenagers Are Not the Only Ones Responsible for Texting While Driving Auto Accidents
It would be hasty to assume that this is only common amongst teenagers because one-fifth of adult drivers in the United States send text messages while driving.
A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Motorists found that motorists who use cell phones while driving are four times more likely to get into serious crashes. Some of the damages that these accidents cause include:
- Loss of wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Long term or permanent loss of physical capacity
This offense is now being treated with the same seriousness as drinking and driving.
The Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman, P.C. & Robert D. Rosen, P.C. find it heart breaking when you or a loved one suffer an injury because of a negligent driver being distracted by texting. This is an illegal and punishable offense, and the negligent driver should be held accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one is in need of a quality texting while driving attorney in New York, please contact The Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman, P.C. & Robert D. Rosen, P.C. now at 212-689-5000 for your free, confidential assessment.