A decade ago there was no such thing as an injury from walking while texting. Today, mobile phone users are constantly texting in situations that put them and innocent people at risk.
Pedestrian Injuries NC
In recent years, cities and states have been issuing no texting while driving bans, however not as much attention is brought to the serious injuries possible from walking while texting or using a phone app. It’s not possible to be fully aware of one’s surroundings if someone is focused on processing and composing messages. Pedestrian accidents happen when mobile phone users are engrossed in their phone and not watching where their next step will be. Slip-and-fall and traffic accidents happen to people who carelessly trip or walk into traffic because they were paying more attention to their phone than their environment.
Hit by Car While Texting
A 22-year-old woman, Jocelyn Nagy, was walking while texting when a car ran over her foot. According to The Boston Globe, Nagy promptly texted her friends, “I just got hit by a car!” Negligent pedestrian texting caused over 1,000 ER visits in 2008, reported Ohio State University research.
Accident Attorneys in Raleigh, NC
If you or someone you know suffered injuries because of a careless pedestrian who was walking while texting, accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates will review your case. Our accident attorneys help injured victims across North Carolina from injury law firm offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn. Contact our accident attorney office today to schedule a free consultation and learn about the amount of compensation you’re entitled to.