December 19, 2011 – According to a report from New York Daily News, despite state bans more drivers are texting while driving. A survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finds that texting while driving continues to be an increasing problem, even with laws in various states prohibiting it. New York is one of the states in which it is illegal to text while driving. Younger motorists are the most likely to engage in this dangerous behavior, with about half of those between the ages of 21 and 24 indicating they have done it. The survey also found that even though they believe it is dangerous for other drivers to text while driving, it is okay when they do it. Last year nearly 1 in every 100 drivers was using a handheld electronic device, to either talk, text, surf the Web, send email or otherwise. Compared to the previous year, using handheld electronic device use in cars has increased by 50 percent. This is in spite of the fact that 35 states have now banned texting while driving. When a distracted driving behavior such as texting causes serious injuries in an accident, compensation may be available. To learn what your rights are, you should speak immediately with a Bronx injury attorney.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a car accident you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a Bronx injury attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a personal injury claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of injury attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your personal injury claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.