Now, these last ten years, a big, big part of our case is finding out [if] the person [was] on their cellphone, and how [that] impact[ed] the crash.
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) September 05, 2017
On Tuesday, August 29th at 10:00 a.m., Catherine Rinaldo, founding partner of Rinaldo Law Group, a local personal injury law firm, was featured on ABC Action News' Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend to discuss the dangers of driving distractedly and to provide various tips to avoid doing it.
After working with personal injury law for over 30 years, Rinaldo has seen an increase in the use of cellphones in regards to car accidents. Consequentially, this has impacted the way she has to manage her clients’ cases.
"25% of [accidents] involve the use of a cellphone," said Rinaldo. "Now, these last ten years, a big, big part of our case is finding out [if] the person [was] on their cellphone, and how [that] impact[ed] the crash."
After seeing these cases becoming common in her office, Rinaldo knew she needed to get involved in the community to change the matter. After presentations in schools, Rinaldo found that students' families were not discussing distracted driving. To help with this issue, Rinaldo decided to create a family pledge to help families talk about distracted driving.
"What we found out is that the families aren’t having conversations amongst themselves," said Rinaldo. "This family pledge will help get the conversation going so they know the best practices when driving."
At the end of the segment, Rinaldo offered to provide a family pledge and a phone card sleeve for those that called her office and requested it.
"At the end of the program...we give them this cellphone sleeve," said Rinaldo. "It's a reminder to them not to use their cellphone while they're driving."
Rinaldo wanted to make sure this information was out for the community to view, especially before the Labor Day Holiday coming up. To learn more, call 813-831-9999 or email cmr(at)rinaldolawgroup(dot)com.
About Rinaldo Law Group
Rinaldo Law Group is a personal injury law firm that works to do everything in its power legally and ethically to right the wrongs, harms and losses suffered by its clients. Catherine M. Rinaldo, co-founder of the law group, has been a licensed attorney and member of the Florida Bar since 1985. Rinaldo Law Group is based on superior quality, unsurpassed personal service, and referral-based growth. Ms. Rinaldo and her firm work tirelessly to secure justice and monetary compensation for their clients. For more information about Rinaldo Law Group, call 813-831-9999 or email info(at)rinaldolawgroup(dot)com.