Hit by Distracted Driver in Florida
In Florida, all drivers are prohibited from texting. Yet, drivers seem to constantly be looking at their phone screen even while behind the wheel. On average, texting drivers take their eyes off the road for five seconds. These few seconds may not seem like a long time, but consider that at 55 mph, a driver travels the distance of a football field in five seconds. No wonder distracted driving accidents killed 3,154 people and injured about 424,000 people in 2013, a statistic that remains frustratingly consistent.
F&H Law Group, P.A. concentrates on personal injury insurance and litigation recovery in a variety of automobile accidents. Our attorneys come from the unique background of insurance defense, which gives us an edge when pursuing the maximum possible policy payments.
After being injured by a texting driver, know that your local, experienced lawyers are on your side to help you recover compensation.
Proving Texting While Driving Liability
Approximately 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones while driving at any given moment during the day. The figure includes those that are texting, talking, searching the Internet, reading their GPS and posting to social media. These actions occupy the driver’s mind, eyes and hands, which should be dedicated exclusively to driving.
During our investigation, our attorneys follow a process to determine whether the driver was using an electronic device at the time of the accident. Our process includes steps like:
- Analyzing typical distracted driving patterns, including lane drifting and failing to apply brakes;
- Subpoenaing phone records to determine if and when a call or text was placed or received before the accident; and
- Deposing the driver and other witnesses with knowledge about the driver’s activities during the moments leading up to the crash.
With tight schedules, often long commutes and seemingly endless obligations, drivers tend to engage in all sorts of inappropriate activities that distract them from driving. In addition to evidence of texting, we also look for evidence of other forms of distracted driving, including:
- Grooming, shaving and putting on makeup
- Eating and drinking
- Entertaining or disciplining children
- Reaching for an object inside the car
- Looking for a street sign or address number
- Changing the music selection
- Talking to passengers
Recover Damages after a Distracted Driving Accident
F&H Law Group, P.A. represents injured clients in throughout Florida. Our distracted driving accident attorneys can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to after a texting driver caused your accident.
Your case consultation is free and we handle your claim on contingency, so you do not owe us attorneys’ fees until we recover damages for you. We always strive to return your calls within 24 hours.
Our main office is located in Trinity, FL (Pasco County), but we handle cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and all of Florida.