Alarming Stats about Distracted Driving: What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is anything that takes someone’s attention away from driving. Sending a text message, talking on a cell phone, using a navigation system, and eating while driving are a few examples of distracted driving.
Any of these distractions can endanger the driver of the vehicle and other surrounding drivers, pedestrians and cyclist, putting them at greater risk for an accident. According to the Injury Help Line, text messaging increases the risk of a crash by 23 times. Next, about 25 percent of all car accident deaths stem from distracting driving. In addition, people who text while driving are six times more likely to get into an accident than those who drive intoxicated. Lastly, 421,000 people in the United States ae injured yearly by a distracted driver.
After hearing the facts above it is important to put the phone down and just drive. Parents, friends, co-workers, and teachers all have a duty to educate one another on the risk of distracted driving. Hopefully by educating everyone on the dangerous of being on the phone while behind the wheel, will encourage people to put their phones down and just drive.
The team of personal injury attorneys at Gill and Chamas have handled hundreds of automobile accidents, most of which involve some form of distracted driving. The attorneys at Gill and Chamas will hire the best experts, engineers, Accident Reconstructionist and medical experts to understand the details of your case. Gill and Chamas also uses state of the art technology to give the jury the best representations of your injuries and other damages.
Gill & Chamas has represented clients who have been seriously injured in automobile accidents on the state roads and highways extending from the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway.
One of the firm’s more recent settlements includes $700,000 for a driver who was rear-ended and suffered back injuries as a result of the accident. To gather more information on the firms reputation handing motor vehicle accidnets, visit the link provided below:
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a motor vehicle accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury attorneys at Gill and Chamas today for a free consultation (732) 324-7600.