According to a news report from Sun Sentinel, a survey finds that parents may be the worst example for their teen drivers. Distracted driving is not only a problem for new teen drivers but it is found to be one for adults as well. State Farm conducted a nationwide survey in which they discovered the following:
- 17% of parents teaching their teen how to drive were distracted at least some of the time;
- 29% of teens say their parents are distracted sometimes, often or all of the time while driving;
- 53% of parents admit to being distracted at least 1 time while their teen was driving; and
- 61% of teens indicate their parents were distracted at least 1 time by their cell phone or some other electronic device while teaching them to drive.
The insurance industry has been pushing for a nationwide ban on texting while driving, which is a common driver distraction. Currently there are 30 states that have implemented these laws. If you were seriously injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, you should speak to a New York car accident attorney as soon as possible to see what legal options are available.
Contacting a New York Car Accident Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a distracted driver you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York car accident 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 car accident 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.