What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Cell Phones & Driving

The majority of Americans own or have a cell phone at their disposal. Over the years there have been more and more features added to cell phones and PDAs. Now, with Bluetooth and other features in cars, people can have their cell phone and their entire list of contacts at their fingertips at all times.

Researchers have shown recently that the chime of a cell phone, with time, gives a person a shot of dopamine much like Pavlov and his dog. The majority of our messages do not have to be addressed immediately and yet everyone checks immediately in hopes of finding that one gem of information.

In addition to turning us into Pavlov’s dogs, cell phones pull our attention away from the road when driving. There have been numerous instances of people running a red light and getting into an accident because they were focused on their cell phone instead of the road. On top of running red lights, it is also possible to miss a car slowing down or turning. This too can result in an accident.

Many of the cell phone-related car accidents that occur do not result in serious injuries; however, there are still very serious accidents that have serious injuries as a result of someone talking on a cell phone and driving at the same time. As an example, the screenwriter of “Duplicity” and “Michael Clayton” was involved in an accident in New York in which a cab driver on a cell phone ran a light. As a result of the collision, he broke some ribs and his hip and had to be pulled from the car with the Jaws of Life.

Contact a Jacksonville Car Accident Injury Attorney

If you have been injured by a driver talking on a cell phone, contact a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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