San Diego, CA, December 21, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The nationwide consortium of personal injury attorneys known as “NIAN” or the National Injury Attorney Network (www.nationalinjuryattorneynetwork.com) has launched a recent campaign that to most would seem counterproductive to growing their firms: they are actually campaigning to reduce the amount of traffic-related injury accidents that occur annually. Initially intended as a free online resource for consumers involved in auto accidents to open up a dialog about an incident with a licensed attorney, http://nationalinjuryattorneynetwork.com is increasingly becoming more useful to consumers to prevent injury related accidents.
“The recent recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in reference to using mobile devices while driving is clear evidence that proactively working to improve driver safety and prevent auto accidents is paramount to reactively picking up the pieces of a tragedy,” says Ben Martin, moderator of NIAN. According to recent studies of traffic related accidents in 2010 and also later published by the Washington Post, over a quarter of all highway accidents occur while someone is using a mobile device, namely cell phones. That means that out of the almost 5.5 million car accidents that occur annually, approximately 1,250,000 accidents involve talking while driving, texting while driving, or checking updates or messages on mobile devices.
Will banning cell phone use while driving reduce traffic accidents? “The goal is safer, more intelligent drivers,” according to Martin. Until we can find a better way to train that driver to deal with distractions at speeds exceeding 70MPH in a 3 ton SUV while no more than 2 feet from other drivers, I would tend to agree with him.
The National Injury Attorney Network (www.nationalinjuryattorneynetwork.com) is still live while it undergoes its transformation from “reactive to proactive” and anyone involved in any type of injury accident (auto, semi, heavy equipment, motorcycle, or even pedestrian) can log on and get free advice from their prescreened network of injury lawyers regarding their incident.
About National Injury Attorney Network (http://nationalinjuryattorneynetwork.com): After being involved in a serious car accident, it is difficult to think clearly and find professional help to handle such situations properly. National Injury Attorney Network was created as a free resource for those in need of legal advice, but don’t know where to turn. National Injury Attorney Network is a network of attorneys nationwide that offer free case reviews to those who suffered an injury as a result of a car crash, motorcycle accident, truck or semi accident, bus or transit incident, or even hit on foot or on a bicycle.