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Attention PA and NJ drivers Meet a distracted driving accident victim

Many of us have read in the news about a distracted driving accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. But how many of you personally know someone who has been in a serious car crash caused by someone texting while driving?

Meet Amanda Kloehr. A 24-year-old Enola, Pennsylvania, resident, she almost died when she slammed her car into the back of a tractor-trailer in June 2008. During a recent talk at Central Penn College in Summerdale, where Kloehr is a student, she told fellow classmates there about her distracted driving car accident.

“I do not remember the impact at all,” Kloehr told ABC 27 News. “I was distracted. I had my GPS and my cell phone.”

Kloehr’s face hit a forklift on the back of the trailer. “I had completely crushed the right side of my face,” she said. “The eye socket was crushed. The cheek, the jaw was fractured in four places.”

When Kloehr’s mother found out about the accident, she raced to the

hospital. When she first saw her daughter, Tina Wright didn’t recognize her.

“My knees buckled,” Wright said. “I wanted to feel her heartbeat to make sure she was still alive.”

What’s worse, the accident happened on Wright’s birthday. “I can’t imagine anything harder then putting my birthday on her tombstone, ” Wright recalled. “Thank God she is alive.”

Driver distraction was a factor in 11 percent of the 30,797 fatal accidents nationwide in 2009, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Don’t become another statistic. Stay focused and stay safe.

At the Flager & Associates law firm, our Pennsylvania car accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to working with people injured in an auto accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Distract driving accidents can be very frustrating. If the driver had been paying attention, none of this would have happened.

After an accident, you have many legal options available to you. Allow us to help you decide the best strategy for you, including whether to file a Pennsylvania auto accident lawsuit.

Amanda Kloehr got her life back on track after her distracted driving accident. Contact a Pennsylvania auto accident attorney who will work tirelessly to do the same for you. Contact Flager & Associates, Suite 280, 1210 Northbrook Drive, Trevose, PA 19053.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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Texting and driving put people at risk in PA and NJ

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Nov 2011
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Texting while driving is legal in Pennsylvania. But that may soon change. State lawmakers have been debating for years over whether to place restrictions on texting and driving. Both sides appear close to resolving the issue and enacting laws prohibiting texting while driving in Pennsylvania. If Pennsylvania does so, it will join 34 other states and the District of Columbia, all of which currently ban texting while driving. New Jersey is one of the 34 states.

Distracted driving kills and injuries thousands of people each year nationwide. If you or a family member has sustained a serious injury due to someone else’s reckless behavior, take action. Contact a Pennsylvania texting accident attorney who fights for justice. Contact Flager & Associates. Serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our highly skilled Pennsylvania texting accident lawyers work tirelessly for clients every day. We understand how complicated accidents can be for people. Allow us to help you cut through the red tape and get the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact a Pennsylvania distracted driving attorney who puts people first. Contact Flager & Associates.

A recent scientific study revealed some startling information about the effects of texting on a driver’s reaction time. According to the study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute, drivers react twice as slow while texting. “It is frightening,” the researchers wrote, “to think of how much more poorly our participants may have performed if the driving conditions were more consistent with routine driving.”

Distracted driving accidents happen fast. Knowing what to do afterwards can be confusing. We can help. The dedicated attorneys at Flager & Associates believe every client deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We’re here to make sure accident victims get the attention they deserve. Contact Flager & Associates for first-class legal advice. Allow us to help you get your life back on track.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

Flager & Associates