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First There Was Texting and Driving, Now There's Texting and Walking

Most people are familiar with the term “texting and driving.” However, have you heard of “texting and walking?” That’s right, pedestrians are now getting injured because they are texting and walking simultaneously. It’s time to examine how our obsession with technology in this digital age is resulting in injuries.

People who text while walking are called “petextrians.” These petextrians are not concerned about injuries because crossing the street seems like a pretty simple task. And it is–until texting is added into the equation. Texting and walking is on the rise because people are so reliant on their smartphones.

There are plenty of health benefits associated with walking. Texting while walking actually diminishes these benefits. Petextrians usually have a hard time walking straight because they are more focused on texting. Crossing a busy intersection is not exactly the best time for you to send a text. There is a time and a place for everything; including texting.

Distracted walking is a real problem in today’s society that can result in an injury. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss, PLLC. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) to request a free initial consultation.