Cell Phones Texting Injury Lawyer
Keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road is imperative for safe driving. When a person is texting on their phone, it is impossible to do either. Texting and driving at the same time is illegal in Florida and the reason for many injury accidents. If you have been injured in an vehicle accident caused by a driver who was distracted by texting, they may be liable for paying for your injuries.
Texting or any type of cell phone use while driving is dangerous. While Florida has been slow to move to making it a primary driving offense, cell phone use of any kind can result in accidents. A text message can take a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 8 seconds. That is time enough to drive the length of a football field when going 55 MPH. When a car puts on their brakes in front of a driver looking at their cell phone, chances are they will be rear-ended. Even worse, they may not see a pedestrian using the crosswalk in front of them or other hazards in time to stop from colliding.
Proving Distracted Driving
At Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law, we handle many types of personal injury cases and have the resources to investigate our client’s case. With a cell phone texting injury accident claim, we can research whether the driver was using their phone at the time of the accident. We can also gather witness testimony, if needed, to prove negligence. Most auto insurance companies will settle out of court once a solid case is made against their client. However, we are willing to go to trial for our clients to obtain the restitution that we believe is owed.
If the person who caused your injury accident was using a cell phone, this can help prove their negligence. Contact our team to discuss your accident claim. Your first consultation is free, just call our Tampa office to schedule your appointment.