It may seem comical to discuss the dangers of texting while walking, but many serious personal injuries are incurred from this practice. Walkers who fail to pay close attention to their surroundings may end up injured by a car hitting them, a severe trip and fall accident or running into something or someone. Pedestrians in Covington can be victims of a negligent act that results in severe or catastrophic injury.

Research on the Dangers of Texting While Walking

At the University of Washington in Seattle, the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center conducted a study and found that texting or talking on a cell phone while crossing a busy street can place you and car drivers or passengers at risk of injury or death. Pedestrians, who are distracted by texting, or even talking, typically ignore traffic signals and warning signs that they may be hit by a car travelling too fast to stop.

Personal Injuries in Covington

This study indicates that there are an estimated 60,000 injuries caused by pedestrians being hit by a vehicle every year. If you have suffered a severe injury because of the neglect of another person, even a distracted walker, you need to enlist the representation of a personal injury attorney. If you live in Covington or surrounding communities, Dickman Law Offices wants to advocate for you. We will work diligently and aggressively to recover the damages you are owed following a personal injury.

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