Hit By A Driver On A Cell Phone In Florida?
On average, sending or reading a text message while driving takes 5 seconds at a time. In those 5 seconds, a vehicle going at highway speed will travel the length of a football field. The inattention posed by texting while driving can cause serious accidents that result in severe injuries for other drivers and their passengers. While there are many distractions that can cause accidents, texting while driving is in a class all to itself.
At the Miami law firm of Ferrer Shane, our personal injury lawyers represent individuals who have been hurt in accidents caused by texting and other distractions. Our attorneys have years of experience working with accident victims and are able to determine the true cost of your accident. We can answer your questions and talk with you about your rights to compensation for medical bills and other expenses.
Contact our office at Ferrer Shane if you have been involved in a Miami car or other automobile accident caused by cell phone use and texting. Call toll free at 888-609-5947.
Dangers of Text-Messaging Drivers in Florida
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute ran a study in 2009 about texting while driving and found that the risk of a collision was 23 times greater than when not texting. Texting is dangerous whether it is done behind the wheel of a semitrailer truck or a passenger vehicle, and there are many safety campaigns being launched around the country warning about this behavior.
Texting affects reaction time as much as a .08 blood alcohol content level, and even though it is not illegal in the state of Florida, distracted driving is still negligence. When a crash happens, the negligent driver should be held accountable.
Learn More About Texting While Driving and Auto Accidents
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident caused by texting while driving, contact us at Ferrer Shane and schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation with a Miami car accident lawyer. Call us locally at 305-262-2728 or toll free at 888-609-5947.