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It used to be that applying make-up or slurping coffee from a commuter mug were most common reasons drivers got distracted while behind the wheel. Now, with the number of car accidents going up every year, there is a far more deadly reason people are being distracted: Driving While Texting.
The state of being distracted by texting even has a name: “Intextication”, which can produce the same erratic driving maneuvers that alcohol causes. Some research shows that drunk drivers actual handle their cars more safely than those who are sober but texting. Texting accidents and injuries are on the rise and laws are changing because of it.
Courts are beginning to weigh in on the debate over concussions and traumatic brain injuries sustained by National Football League players, according to an article in The New York Times.
Players who sustained injuries during their careers today are describing long-term cognitive problems, which they blame on the sport, according to the article, published on Dec. 30.
Personal injury lawyers representing the players have already assisted in filing lawsuits on behalf of retired players. Questions are being raised about what the NFL knew about neurological effects resulting from repeated hits to the head.