Please Don’t Distract Yourself by Texting and Driving
As a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, Cameron Y. Brock has seen his fair share of tragedies and there is a growing—and wholly unfortunate—trend developing. It’s the careless act of texting and driving, which is increasingly becoming commonplace. Luckily, there are many efforts and campaigns currently in place to combat the dangerous trend. The team here at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock wants to echo these sentiments: texting while driving is dangerous and potentially lethal.
In the worst cases, texting while driving can lead to the death of innocent people unfortunate to be currently sharing the road with a distracted driver. The Law Offices of Burg & Brock has represented many clients as a wrongful death attorney due to many reasons and we have to say that texting while driving is perhaps the silliest and most infuriating reason for somebody to die. Not only is it an incredible tragedy for somebody to die, it’s also more tragic because it’s 100% preventable.
To bring home the point, here is a shocking statistic from the US Department of Transportation: “Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind.” So, please, don’t forget the devastating effect that even reading a text can have. If you do forget and hurt somebody else, then we, or another vehicle or motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles, will come after you with all due diligence that the law permits. Alternatively, if you’ve been the victim of another driver’s careless distracted driving, please give the Law Offices of Burg & Brock a call.