Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
Approximately 5.7 million car crashes take place in America every year. Approximately 28% of those crashes (about 1.6 million accidents) are caused by distracted driving. 1.4 million are attributed to cell phone use. The remaining 200,000 collisions are attributed to texting.Of course, these numbers are deflated. Texting and cell phone use on the road is on the rise and has reached crisis levels. Drivers need to be more responsible; otherwise, they place themselves, their passengers, and others on the roadway in great peril.
Throughout each year I volunteer at local schools to speak to students about the drastic consequences of distracted driving. Most recently, on March 9, 2010, I spoke to high school students in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The students were extremely attentive and amazed by the statistics, as well as the video presentation of actual incidents caused by distracted driving that I included in the presentation. They all learned from the presentation and take seriously this issue of distracted driving. If even one person’s life is saved, the presentation was worth it.I will be giving several more presentations throughout the year.
If you are interested in learning about these free seminars, please call me at (202) 822-1899 or email me at [email protected].
Please don’t drive while distracted.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including serious truck and car collisions. Mr. Zambri has also been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to give presentations to lawyers and businesses regarding product defects, automobile accident litigation, and safety improvements.
Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated. To read it, please click here.
To read an article published by one of Mr. Zambri’s clients, who was injured in a tragic automobile collision, please click here.
Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions. If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at [email protected] or call him at 202-822-1899.