Injury suffered because the other driver was texting or face booking
or snap chatting or instagramming while driving and crashed.
You have suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a distracted driver who was texting or playing on their phone instead of paying attention to the task of driving a car while in Orlando, Brevard, Volusia, Osceola or Seminole County . . .
What should you do?
Call me, Heiko G. Moenckmeier Esq., an experienced personal injury attorney, at (407) 504-1384 for a free, no obligation, no risk consultation to find out more about whether the distracted driver is liable for your injuries and you are entitled to a financial settlement. Oftentimes, an investigator or subpoena power can be used to track down a phone’s keystrokes, as many of the major communication apps such as Facebook, log key strokes in real time.
Distracted Driving – What You Should Know.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, distracted driving includes anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the vital task of driving. There are three types of distracted driving. Manual is when a driver takes both hands off the wheel, visual is when a driver takes their eyes off the road and cognitive occurs when a driver takes their mind off driving. Although distracted driving discussions often are about cell phone use and texting, other activities such as eating, talking to passengers, reading, adjusting the radio or climate controls, dealing with children or being fatigued or drowsy can be equally as distracting.
In Florida, texting while driving is illegal (FS 316.305). A person who texts and drives is distracted, presents a significant driving danger and negligent of his or her duty to drive carefully and avoid accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sending or reading a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for five seconds. At 55 miles per hour, that’s equivalent to driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed!
Drivers who are texting at the time of an accident also are likely responsible for resulting injuries. Texting and other distracted driving laws give insurance companies an opportunity to assign a significant responsibility for the accident to the driver who was paying more attention to a phone, food, the radio, passengers or children instead of the road, regardless of what the other driver involved in the accident was doing.
Personal injury lawsuits award damages to an injured plaintiff if the defendant’s negligence was the cause of the accident and injuries. A driver who is texting at the time of the accident faces the strong possibility of losing a lawsuit and could be held legally responsible for the entire cost of the other party’s injuries.
If you are injured in a car accident caused by a driver who you suspect was texting while driving when the incident occurred, Our Law Firm can obtain a copy of the police incident report which contains details and evidence needed for filing a lawsuit.
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Call Experienced and Successful attorney, Heiko G. Moenckmeier
at 407.504.1384 for your free consultation.
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, call me, Heiko G. Moenckmeier Esq., an experienced personal injury attorney, at (407) 504-1384 for a free, no obligation, no risk consultation and to find out if the distracted driver is liable for your injuries and if you could be entitled to money as a result.
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