Many drivers in Indiana and throughout the country are accessing the internet
while driving their vehicles and causing vehicle crashes. In fact, a new
study by insurance company State Farm found 19% of drivers surfed the
web on a cell phone at least once a week while driving.
Cell phone use, including surfing the web, is part of “distracted
driving.” And distracted driving can lead to car accidents. Federal
research found that in 2009, more than 5,000 people where killed and almost
half a million people were hurt in distracted driving crashes. And as
USA Today’s article, “19% Admit Web Use While Driving,” cell phones were
the distraction in almost 20% of those deaths. No word on how many of
those victims were on the job which could bring up work comp issues.
Indiana Car Accident Lawyers are familiar with the laws and rules surrounding
distracted driving. Crossen Kooi Firm has vast experience handling such
cases. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a vehicle crash,
contact an Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer for a FREE consultation.