Distracted Driving: Cellphones, Texting and Auto Accidents in Florida

Vigorous Defense Against Criminal Traffic Charges in Orlando and Central Florida

Defense Against Texting and Driving Charges in Central FloridaAs more hard evidence and survey data roll in, it becomes ever more difficult to deny the extreme dangers of texting and other cellphone use while driving. In late 2011, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) even issued an opinion calling for a ban on all mobile phone use behind the wheel — although enacting such legislation remains up to individual states. In 2013 Florida passed a law and Driving while texting became a secondary offense in the Sunshine State. This means that police cannot stop you for driving while texting. Instead, he/she has to pull you over for a different infraction and then he/she can give you a ticket for texting while driving.

Some studies have indicated that texting while driving poses a comparable or greater car accident risk than drunk driving. Even with rising awareness of the problem, Central Florida auto crashes caused by cellphone use are on the rise as well. If you believe distracted driving was a factor in your injury-causing motor vehicle accident, it is crucial to contact an attorney equipped to prove exactly that and seek maximum compensation for you.

Aggressive Attorneys Equipped to Handle Even Extreme Distracted Driving Charges

Although distracted driving, including driving while texting, is certainly not a new phenomenon, the range of tasks people can perform with a phone keeps expanding. Whether texting, checking e-mail or scrolling through menus and checking messages, drivers with eyes anywhere but on the road run a clear risk of causing very serious injuries or a tragic wrongful death.

The repercussions of car accidents caused by texting and cellphone use are clear. Many cellphone-related crashes occur at highway speeds and are worsened by the negligent driver's very late reaction or failure to brake at all. Commercial truck drivers who engage in distracted driving are guilty of violating federal regulations. The challenge is often in proving this extreme recklessness occurred — and we are up to that challenge.

Contact Our Experienced Orlando Distracted Driving Defense Attorney

To get an experienced texting while driving attorney involved and to discuss your accident in the Orlando area or elsewhere in Central Florida call 866-680-4LAW now! You may also fill out the online form located at the top of this page and schedule a free consultation. We are available for you 24 hours a day. Our Orlando personal injury attorneys respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.

Begin Your Free Case Evaluation:

(*) The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.