Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior partner
Distracted driving kills nearly 5,500 people and injures 500,000 more each year. These aren’t just statistics. Children, parents, neighbors, and friends are victims every day due to the distracted driver epidemic in this country and in your community.
“Faces of Distracted Driving” is a powerful new video series that raises awareness about the potentially tragic consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving by sharing the stories of family members who have lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes. As part of their campaign to educate drivers of the seriousness of distracted driving, the Department of Transportation encourages anyone who would like to share experiences to email faces@distraction,gov.
In an earlier blog posting, I noted that the U.S. Department of Transportation had created an official government website Distraction.gov to "share knowledge and promote a greater understanding of the issue, and identify additional strategies to end distracted driving." "Faces of Distracted Driving" is an effort to personalize experiences of distracted driving, with the hope that individuals seeing the videos will see something more than just some statistics.
Every year I give presentations to area schools and parents about distracted driving in an effort to teach young people the importance of driving carefully, and to empower them to be sure they do not allow others to drive while distracted, at least not while they are in the car.
If you or your child’s school would like to know more about my presentation, please let me know. I of course do not charge a fee for it, as it is part of my volunteer community service program.
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About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association recently named him "Trial Lawyer of the Year" (2011). He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers (2011 edition) and has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)– national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.
If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 202-822-1899.