January 26

What Can They Get From Your Smartphone After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, an attorney may ask for the at-fault driver’s cellphone records to see if the driver was on the cellphone at the time of the car accident. However, an attorney should attempt to get more information than just whether the person was on the telephone at the time of the crash. Nowadays,.

April 15

Is Florida’s No-Texting-While-Driving Law Working?

Distraction is a leading cause of Florida car accidents. Last year, Florida Statute 316.305 was passed making it illegal to text while driving. In legal terms, it says no person is permitted to “operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device or.

September 30

Will Tomorrow’s New Law Reduce Florida Car Accidents?

It is estimated that 4,500 car accidents in Florida in 2012 were related to cell phone use while driving. Will this change after tomorrow? Tomorrow, October 1st, texting while driving will be illegal in Florida, with some exceptions. Florida will become the 41st state to ban the practice of texting while driving, but some say.

August 30

Legal Responsibility for Sending Text Messages to Drivers

If a car accident occurs because a driver was text-messaging while driving, almost all will agree that the driver should be responsible for that automobile accident. However, should the person who sends text messages to drivers also be responsible for the crash if the driver causes a car accident while reading the text message they.

April 25

Is Voice-to-Text Better in Reducing Car Accidents?

With texting while driving soon to become illegal in Florida, is handheld voice-to-text safer and lead to less car accidents? According to a recent a Texas A&M Transportation Institute study, the answer is NO. The study examined 43 research participants driving an actual vehicle on a closed course. While other research efforts have evaluated manual.

August 7

Texting While Driving Leads to Fence Going Through Windshield

Washington State Police Moments before this fence post came flying towards the driver’s head, the Washington State teenager was texting while driving. According to Katu.com, Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said the teen was driving on Saturday when other drivers reported seeing him texting and talking on the phone while driving erratically. The 18-year-old.

June 8

Text Messaging While Driving Results in Jail Time

In Massachusetts, Aaron Deveau was convicted of causing a car accident while he was text-messaging. He was charged with motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, using a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle, reading or sending an electronic message, a marked lanes violation, and two counts of negligent operation and.

February 3

T-Mobile Is Taking Steps to Reduce Texting and Driving

T-Mobile is the latest mobile phone company to get involved in reducing texting and driving and car accidents that are associated with that behavior. T-Mobile recently introduced a new app called DriveSmart that blocks incoming texts and phone calls when the phone’s owner is driving. According to Tampa Bay 10 News, DriveSmart basic comes standard.

January 4

Trolley Driver Texting While Driving Gets Probation

Texting while driving puts you and your passengers at risk as well as the other people on the road. However, if you are a Boston trolley driver, texting while driving puts on the trolley’s passengers in danger as well. This week, a former driver, Aiden Quinn, plead guilty to texting his girlfriend just before his.

October 19

Phone Apps that Prevent Text Messaging While Driving

Preventing teenagers (and other drivers) from texting while driving. As part of our focus on Teen Driver Safety Week, let’s look at some apps that can block text messaging while driving. One of applications that can prevent car accidents caused by text messaging is the SMSReplier app. When you are driving above 15 miles an.

August 25

Typically I Have Nothing Good to Say About State Farm, But … .

I go to battle with State Farm almost every day on how they evaluate my client’s car accident injuries and usually have negative things to say about how they put profit before people. But, I believe when someone does something good, they deserve recognition no matter who they are. Approximately 200,000 car accidents a year.

June 3

Checking Cell Phone Leads to Six-Car Car Accident

A Niceville, Florida man caused a six-car accident because he was checking his cell phone Wednesday morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver looked away from the road to look at his cell phone and continued to drive forward causing him to hit the car in front of him. The impact was severe.

April 21

We The Kings Helping Fight Against Texting & Driving

The Florida Legislature has a bill heading to the Senate floor making it a traffic offense to text message while driving. If the bill banning texting while driving passes the Florida legislature, and you’re caught texting and driving, you’re going to get a ticket. One band, Bradenton’s We The Kings is also trying to stop.

April 12

New Survey is Concerning As Prom Season Approaches

Prom season is upon us. This raises concern for teenage car accidents and other injuries. A new survey indicates that we have much to be concerned about. As reported in USA Today, according to a national survey of more than 2,500 11th and 12th graders, 90% of teens believe other teenagers are more likely to.

January 27

This Ban is Likely Coming to Florida

Effectively immediately, all inter-state truck drivers and commercial bus or van drivers who carry more than eight passengers are banned from texting while driving. Yesterday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a federal ban on texting while driving for commercial truck and bus drivers. Drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject.

November 13

New Study Shows Additional Risks of Text-Messaging

We know text messaging while driving can cause deadly car accidents, but can text-messaging at other times also result in serious injuries? According to a new study highlighted at MedicineNet.com, too much text messaging may increase the risk of neck or shoulder pain. Judith Gold, ScD, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Temple University’s College.

November 10

Car Accident While Text-Messaging Results in Leg Amputation

One person’s text-messaging while driving results in another man losing both legs. Stephen Wage Horne was arrested and charged on a count of reckless driving with a serious bodily injury after police say he was texting while driving. According to ABC Action News, documents released by the State Attorney’s office indicate that on August 25th.

August 31

Is Shock Video of Teenage Texting and Driving the Answer?

It’s not new or any great surprise–text messaging while driving leads to car accidents and can lead to the death of your family member or a complete stranger. What is new and quite surprising is a shocking video created by a police department in the UK. It depicts a teenage girl texting while driving followed.

July 13

Girl Falls into Manhole While Text-Messaging

We all know that text-messaging while driving causes car accidents. Now, text-message while walking apparently causes teenagers to fall into open manholes. A Staten Island teen was walking with a friend along Victory Blvd. on Wednesday when she suddenly dropped underground because of an manhole left opened by a Department of Environmental Protection team. The.

June 25

Watch Video of Effects of Text-Messaging and Driving

Wanna watch a video that is a bit scary, but real? Click here to see Car and Driver’s report on reaction time while text-messaging. Car and Driver compared the results of text-messaging to the effects of drunk driving, on the same day and under the exact same conditions using real people. The focus of the.