This Syracuse car accident lawyer keeps getting too many rear-end collision cases. This uptick in my rear-end collisions case load has nothing to do with me. The same uptick is experienced by all Syracuse car accident lawyers, and in fact by auto accident attorneys everywhere in the USA. This has been a trend for at least a decade, ever since smart phones really took off so that everyone and their mother has one. Not only does everyone have one, but it seems almost every one at some point in time uses their phone while they are driving. Be honest, have you? Ever?
If not, you are in the minority. According to a recent study, almost 90 percent of drivers in the USA admit to using their cell phones (at least sometimes) when they are driving. Scarier still, the average driver is on his phone 3.5 minutes for every hour of driving.
This doesn’t sound like a lot but it totally explains my uptick in rear-end collision cases. If you look down at your phone for only one second at a speed of 55 miles per hour, your car travels 80 feet during that second. So guess where the hood of your car ends up if, during that second, the car you were following decides to stop? That’s why car accident lawyers all around the Syracuse area, and in fact all around the nation, surely have, like me, increased their rear-end collision case portfolio over the last decade.