Distracted driving is an emerging area of concern for drivers nationwide. While texting and smartphone use is 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 on a daily basis. 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 and/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/ crime for an officer to initiate a traffic stop. This ban also does not restrict texting at stop lights or talking on cell phones, using GPS and/or touch screen systems while driving.
Robinson Law is dedicated to representing victims against distracted drivers. Our attorneys and staff are 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, and lost wages.
Following an accident, insurance representatives may attempt to contact you, ask you to provide a recorded statement and try to minimize liability. Do not discuss your accident with the insurance company before calling Robinson Law for a FREE CONSULTATION.
Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist you; dial 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 number of the vehicle involved in the accident.
- Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and other vehicles involved in the accident, 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 company representatives or other adverse individuals prior to contacting our law office.
- 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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