More and more attention has been given to the consequences and injuries that texting and driving causes. The FCC has warned mobile electronic uses of the dangers of texting and driving siting frightening statistics. For some time now, pedestrians using personal electronic devices have been posing a threat to others and themselves. Pedestrians using personal electronic devices become so engulfed by their texting, video viewing, social networking, answering emails, or taking photographs that they are not aware of their surroundings. Walking without paying attention is a danger to yourself and all other around you.
In fact, Ohio State Researchers in 2013 completed a study that found that "Distracted Walking Causes More Injuries Than Distracted Driving." Using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, Ohio State Researchers Jack Nasar and Derek Troyer looked at injuries sustained by bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers from 2004 and 2010. The researchers came to the conclusions that ore injuries are attributed to pedestrians being distracted by their personal electronic devices than drivers.
More recently, Florida International University (FIU) will be implementing texting while walking lanes to limit injuries causes by inattentive pedestrians. In fact, they publish a video regarding their new policy. See the video here: FIU Texting while walking lanes. FIU made its decision based its research regarding injuries resulting from texting while walking. According to FIU, 1 out 4 people will be victims of texting while walking related accidents.
Regardless of whether you are victim of texting and driving or texting and walking, if you or a loved one is injured as a result of someone else's negligence, it is important that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney will be able to determine what insurance coverage is available to you. Olga Porven, P.A. has experience representing injured victims in personal injury matters. Olga Porven, Miami Dade and Broward accident lawyer, may be able to help you.
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