We saw this coming. According to a story posted on-line in today's LA Times, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging states to ban all use of electronic devices while driving. The NTSB is also considering options for national restrictions or an all out ban on their use. This is partly in response to a major accident in 2010 near Gray Summit, Missouri in which a 19-year old driver sent and received 11 text messages in the few minutes just before causing a multi-car pile-up involving trucks and buses that left two dead and 38 others injured.
The attorneys at the Injury Law Center have seen an increase in the frequency of accidents caused by distracted drivers on their cell phones. We aggressively pursue these individuals when they hurt innocent motorists.