Cell phones represent a potentially lethal distraction to drivers. When drivers are texting, e-mailing, making phone calls or updating their social media pages, they are not giving the road their full and undivided attention.
The Disturbing Statistics on Distracted Driving
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, an average of 8 people are killed and 1,161 more are injured every day in car accidents involving a distracted driver.
- When travelling at a speed of 55mph, the average text message takes your eyes off of the road long enough to cover the length of a football field.
- A government survey revealed that 31% of U.S. drivers between the ages of 18-64 admitted to having recently read or sent an email or text message while behind the wheel.
Driving laws are rapidly changing to include restrictions on cell phone use while driving. Unfortunately, many drivers continue to ignore the law by engaging in this reckless and unsafe behavior. When drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel to use their phone, they put their lives, as well as the lives of everyone around them, at risk.
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, Fellows Hymowitz Rice is here to help. Call us today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation with one of our experienced New York and New Jersey Car Accident lawyers.
When you call, we will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you and fight hard to protect your rights. Our team of experienced, compassionate attorneys and support staff can help you and your loved ones through a difficult time. We will advocate for you, protect your rights, hold wrongdoers accountable and fight to achieve the best possible outcome for your accident claim.
Fellows Hymowitz Rice Can Help
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, we fight aggressively to protect your rights. If you are injured as the result of the negligence of a driver, you can be confident that Fellows Hymowitz Rice will fight to secure the best possible outcome for your accident claim.
Call Fellows Hymowitz Rice today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, an experienced New York and New Jersey Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.
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