Our Boca Raton Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers Have Vast Experience Successfully Helping Injured Victims of Negligent and Reckless Drivers
According to 2020 statistics from Florida’s Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, there were 48,000 crashes in Florida involving distracted drivers, causing nearly 300 deaths & 2,700 serious injuries.
Let’s face it. In today’s age, personal cellular phone devices have become a large part of our lives, allowing individuals to accomplish much more from their fingertips. These cell phones, smartphones, and devices (like iPads, E-Readers, and tablets) are now like miniature computers, which allow you to text, email, compose documents, listen to music, and do just about anything a computer can do. Vehicles are also much more complex and also come with an array of entertainment options and smart features.
With all this new and innovative technology, there comes the price that many drivers on the road are often distracted, leading to more and more accidents. In fact, when a driver is not focused on the road, it limits their ability to come to a stop and avoid a crash.
Distracted Driving comes in many forms, including:
- Visual – Taking your eyes off the road.
- Manual – Taking your hands off the wheel.
- Cognitive – Thinking about anything other than driving.
Examples of distracted driving are:
- Texting or talking on the cellular phone or others while driving.
- Interacting with children, pets or other passengers while driving, especially if they are in the back seat.
- Eating, drinking, putting on makeup or grooming, adjusting radio or climate controls, checking your GPS app or other features of a car, or simply daydreaming, while driving.
Special emphasis should be placed on texting while driving as a major cause of distracted driving accidents, as texting causes all three of the most common distractions: manual, visual & cognitive. Please do not text, talk or otherwise use your phone while driving.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed resulting from the negligence of a distracted driver, you want to enlist aggressive legal counsel highly experienced in Florida personal injury, motor vehicle accident & wrongful death matters for the reliable guidance you need at such a difficult time.
The Boca Raton car accident attorneys at Boca Injury Law offer years of skilled and successful experience helping our injured clients pursue the compensation they deserve, in all kinds of motor vehicle accidents, including many caused by distracted drivers. It takes experience to be able to secure the data and evidence necessary to prove the other drivers were texting or using technology while driving.
Negligent drivers who cause accidents due to a lack of focus or even recklessness are responsible for the personal injuries and property damage they cause in such accidents, regardless of the source of the distraction.
Our firm’s 45+ combined years of litigation and negotiating experience and our deep knowledge of Florida personal injury law gives us an advantage in helping our clients pursue justice and compensation for their injuries.
You want to contact our firm as soon as possible after your accident, to begin the complex process of gathering witness and expert testimony, physical and electronic (digital) evidence and taking other critical actions necessary to mount the strongest case possible toward achieving the best result and compensation your injuries and loss.
To schedule a free initial phone or video consultation, call us today at 561-609-3190, or fill out our online contact form.
While we handle cases throughout Florida and have handled cases in other parts of the United States, we maintain offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, FL to assist our clients in a location most convenient for them.