Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
In order to draw attention to an epidemic of distracted driving in both the US, and Florida on a local level, Tampa lawyer Rick Terrana published an article covering the topic of texting and driving. The information was meant to serve as a window to the laws that 41 states have on the books against texting and driving, and the stark reality that most states still have no real way to keep drivers from using cell phones or smart phones to send messages.
Terrana tracked the harsh facts associated with distracted driving by explaining that approximately 53% of drivers are estimated to be using their cell phone or smart phone to email or text, in traffic, during any given daylight hour on the road. In 2011, at least 1.3 million crashes involved cell phone use. The Tampa personal injury attorney was sure to stress that even if a driver is not texting, the cell phone can be a distraction if they are reading a message or about to respond to a text message.
Rick Terrana explained that if a person has been hurt in an accident caused by a distracted driver, that person may be entitled to compensation for injuries.
Common Texting and Driving Auto Accidents Include; rear-end collisions; sideswipes; rollover accidents and single vehicle accidents.
Rick Terrana, P.A. has been concentrating of the practice of personal injury law and defense of criminal cases for the last twenty-five years. He is highly respected among his peers for his tenacity in the courtroom, a trait which has earned him his local; national and international recognition. In addition to being featured on broadcast news programs ranging from Dateline to European television, Rick Terrana, P.A. was also profiled in the crime novel “House of Secrets.” In addition to peer accolades, Rick Terrana, P.A. is known for his activity in the community. The office of Rick Terrana, P.A. can be found online at http://www.rickterrana.com, and can be reached by phone at 813.874.0522. The office is located at 3705 N. Himes Avenue in Tampa, Florida.