Florida Distracted Drivers Lawyers
Distracted driving is an emerging area of concern for drivers nationwide. While texting and smartphone use are at the forefront of this issue, there are three types of distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These include:
Visual: Taking your eyes off the road.
Manual: Taking your hands off the wheel.
Cognitive: Taking your mind off driving.
Distracted drivers contribute to accidents daily. Approximately 9 people are killed and over 1200 injured per day, according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. Whether texting, changing the radio, or answering a call, when a driver becomes distracted, the likelihood of an accident resulting in serious injury or death is greatly increased.
Florida has initiated a ban on texting while driving. This is currently a “secondary offense,” meaning that while it is prohibited, there needs to be another infraction or crime for an officer to initiate a traffic stop. This ban also does not restrict texting at stop lights, talking on cell phones, or using GPS and/or touch screen systems while driving.
The Robinson Law Group is dedicated to representing victims of distracted drivers. Our team is trained to handle cases from inception through trial. It is our mission to see that our clients are fairly compensated for their pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses, future medical care and lost wages.
Following an accident, insurance representatives may attempt to contact you, ask you to provide a recorded statement, and attempt to minimize their liability. Do not discuss your accident with the insurance company before calling The Robinson Law Group for a FREE CONSULTATION.
Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist you; call 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) so we can answer your questions, guide you through the process, and report the claim on your behalf.
What To Do After an Accident With a Distracted Driver
- Stop and assess the situation.
- Call 911.
- Seek medical attention, if necessary.
- If you are physically able to, get as much information from everyone at the accident scene, especially any witnesses. At the very least, write down the tag numbers of the vehicle that caused the accident.
- Take pictures of the damages, even if only with a camera phone.
- Only speak to law enforcement regarding your accident.
- Review the police report and make sure all documented information is accurate.
- Do not provide any statements or sign any documents for insurance representatives or other adverse individuals prior to contacting a lawyer.
- Dial 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) for a FREE CONSULTATION 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our team.
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