Personal Injury Attorney, Eva Brindisi Pearlman, Delineates the Many Dangers of Distracted Driving.
Utica, NY, February 20, 2015: Personal Injury attorney Eva Brindisi Pearlman, partner at the Law Offices Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman has posted a new blog on the law offices website entitled “The Disastrous Effects of Distracted Driving.” According to Brindisi Pearlman, it is clear that our distractions are killing us.
Pearlman describes a familiar scenario, “You’re behind the wheel of a 2,000-pound vehicle made of steel and glass, leather and hard plastic. You’re barreling along at speeds anywhere from 35 mph to 80 mph with thousands of other people doing the same thing. You hear the sound that you’ve received a text message on your smart phone. You pick up the phone and glance at the message. You decide to respond.”
With more than 660,000 drivers on the road at any given moment doing something similar, Pearlman says, “This is one instance when there is no safety in numbers. It simply means the roadways are filled with hundreds of thousands of distracted drivers and the chances of accidents, injuries and death happening are greatly increased.”
Pearlman writes, “According to the government website for Distracted Driving, five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting.” She adds, “That may not seem like a long time, but you may think differently when you realize that at 55 mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field (www.distraction.gov).”
Wondering how many deaths it will take before we learn our lesson, Pearlman offers statistics that deserve one’s full attention. She writes, “Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 421,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that involved a distracted driver.”
And, as Pearlman adds, “Aside from the danger to yourself and others, distracted driving has other consequences including driver violation points, fines and the risk of paying higher insurance premiums once a conviction is on your driving record. Under New York law, convictions for using a hand held mobile device results in a 5-point violation on your driving record, as well as fines.”
The entire blog can be found http://bmbplawyers.com/the-disastrous-effects-of-distracted-driving/
About Eva Brindisi Pearlman
Eva Brindisi Pearlman, was born in Utica, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York, in 1986. She also graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, in 1989. After law school, Ms. Pearlman continued her education and graduated with a Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM) from University of Baltimore, Maryland, Graduate Tax Program, in 1993.
Ms. Pearlman moved back to Central New York in 1997 to join a family practice founded by her father, Louis T. Brindisi. She is currently practicing law as a partner at the law firm of Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman, LLP.
Ms. Pearlman practices in the field of civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury law. Ms. Pearlman has handled thousands of civil cases and has secured millions of dollars in settlements for her clients, many of which have been won through participating in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediations and arbitrations.
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