Texting and Driving
Nassau County Car Accident Lawyer
There is no denying that the recent growth in technology development will be a defining character of this era through history. New devices are released with more capabilities to connect people with their community and the world abroad with the touch of a finger. Just ten years ago, Americans were still becoming accustomed having cellular phones to carry around with them and today, it is almost unheard of to meet someone without a smart phone. The entertainment and connection these devices have given the world is unparalleled but like many other good things in life, these devices can be harmful to those using them in the wrong contexts.
Texting and driving has become an issue of national concern. Even without scientific proof or empirical analysis, it is logical to conclude that an activity requiring both the eyes and hands of the driver is a danger to that driver and others on the road. With driver inattention being one of the leading causes of preventable car accidents, texting while driving can lead innocent people to sustain life-altering if not life ending injuries.
New York government authorities have recognized the threat posed by those who text while driving and strengthened the penalties for violating state laws against the practice. In comparison to the 4,600 drunk driving accidents that occurred in the year 2011, there were 25,000 cell phone related car accidents in that same year. Texting and driving is a real danger and innocent people are injured or killed every year. If you or a member of your family was injured or killed in a car accident caused by a driver who was texting and driving, you deserve to be compensated for the pain and loss you have incurred.
Contact a Nassau County personal injury attorney from The Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli to learn how we can help prosecute your claim for compensation and keep the person responsible accountable for his or her wrongdoings.