DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm
Call now for a Free consultation
315-479-9000
VIEW OUR PRACTICE AREAS

9 people will die from texting while driving today

Most of us in Oneida realize that distracted driving is a problem. We have seen the commercials, heard the news reports and seen celebrities plead with us not to text while driving and, fortunately, most of us have listened. Unfortunately, those that haven't are putting people at serious risk of injury and death. Though New York has outlawed texting while driving, there are many accidents that likely can be linked to distracted driving.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine people will die every day from distracted driving. Moreover, 1,060 people will be hurt. These statistics are nationwide and they aren't just citing texting behind the wheel, but that doesn't make the figures any less staggering. In 2011 alone, 3,331 people died in distracted driving accidents.

Although some of the people killed in these accidents are the distracted drivers themselves, there are a number of people who were just innocent victims in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is hardly consolation to the families, however, and many of the surviving relatives want to hold distracted drivers responsible via wrongful death lawsuits. Not only does a lawsuit give the clear message that distracted driving is wrong, but it also helps compensate the families for the financial burden that comes along with a wrongful death.

Not only did the CDC look at data collected from American distracted driving crashes, they also compared American data sets to those in Europe. Needless to say, Americans were more likely to be driving while distracted.

Source: The Washington Post, “Distracted driving: 9 die, 1,060 hurt each day, CDC says,” Ashley Halsey III, Feb. 24, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Honors & Accreditations

Free Case Evaluation Form You will receive a prompt response to your evaluation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

OUR OFFICE LOCATIONS:

East Syracuse Office
6739 Myers Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

East Syracuse Law Office Map

Oneida Office
312 Broad Street
Oneida, NY 13421

Oneida Law Office Map

Watertown Office
119 Sherman Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Watertown Law Office Map

New Hartford Office
23 Oxford Road
New Hartford, NY 13413

New Hartford Law Office Map

Oswego Office
92 W. 6th Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Oswego Law Office Map

Cortland Office
26 Court Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Cortland Law Office Map

Rochester Office
510 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604

Rochester Law Office Map

Phone: 315-479-9000
Fax: 315-479-9300
Back To Top