We are all well aware of the dangers and consequences of texting while driving, but the number of injuries suffered by people texting while walking is actually much higher than for those texting behind the wheel. According to a University of Buffalo study, three types of distractions (manual, visual and cognitive) can occur when a person is texting while walking, and these can potentially lead to dangerous mishaps, such as walking into moving traffic, slip and falls, and bumping into walls and other objects, which quite often result in both minor and severe injuries. Texting while walking accidents may not always be necessarily the pedestrian’s fault, but given the statistics, if you absolutely have to text someone while you’re walking, stop walking altogether and find a safe place where you can stand or sit safely out of harm’s way.
If you or a loved one have been involved in any type of accident, you may have legal recourses available, and the skilled and experienced attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have been helping accident victims in South Florida for more than three decades. Let us put that experience to work for you. Call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert, for a free initial consultation to determine your legal rights. We proudly stand by our long history of compassion, integrity, and tenacity in bringing justice for the injured. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.