Cell Phones

Texting and Driving? Beware of the Textalyzer

He was only 19 years old. Evan Lieberman, a college freshman, was in the backseat of his friend’s car when it careened over a center line and crashed head-on into an oncoming Jeep on a highway north of New York City. He spent 30 days in the hospital before he succumbed to his injuries. Police… read more

“Turns Out, a Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving”

A recent article written by  Aarian Marshall for wired.com features a new study that indicates that nearly every driver uses their phone while behind the wheel, mostly all of the time. This was determined by driving analytics company, Zendrive using sensor data from more than 3 million drivers and 5.6 billion miles of trips.  They… read more

Scholarship Setup to Help Combat Distracted Driving

“Keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel,” is more than just a catchy lyric in The Doors song, “Roadhouse Blues.” It is solid advice. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Even sending a quick… read more

iPhone Users Being Targeted

According to a report today on News12 Long Island, cybersecurity expert warns of scam targeting iPhone users.  News12 reports that a new text message scam targeting Apple iPhone users could leave you with an empty bank account. The newest scam is known as a phishing scam to access personal information after it sends a malicious… read more

TAKING ACTION ON DISTRACTION

APRIL IS NATIONAL DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH Across the United States, communities and government agencies alike are coming together in an effort to crack down on texting, cellphone use and other dangerous distracted driving behaviors in honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. An alarming 87% of drivers have admitted to being engaged in at… read more

Call for a Nationwide Ban on Cell Phones and Texting While Driving

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP CNN announced Tuesday, December 13, 2011 that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) called for a nationwide ban on texting and cell phone use while driving, except for emergency calls. This announcement is NHTSA’s boldest move to date for reducing cell phone use and texting. Cell phone statistics backing… read more

Social Media Details Can Turn into Evidence in Court Cases

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck Most people never consider that private details exchanged with family and friends in emails, on Facebook, or Myspace could turn into court evidence. Yet, while social media sites and your own emails allow you to be selective about who you invite or who receives your communication, courts have ruled otherwise. Kathleen… read more

How To Choose A Personal Injury Lawyer

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer One of the most difficult decisions the victim of an accident has to make is who to choose as their attorney. While there is no shortage of lawyers who will promise just about anything in an effort to entice you to become their client, making an informed decision… read more

New State Law Bans Texting and Emailing While Driving

Many, if not most, of us have cell phones or other personal digital assistants (PDA) and we take them with us while we drive.  A law has been on the books for some time now that makes it illegal to drive while using a cell phone without a hands-free device.  Governor Paterson recently signed a… read more