Texting & Driving Accidents in Venice, FL
As we depend more on our smart phones for directions, communication, and music we find more reasons to pick up our phones while driving. It isn’t a secret that a cell phone is a distraction while operating a vehicle. Distracted driving encompasses many things, but one of the most common forms of distracted driving is cell phone use. Despite efforts to enforce a ban on texting and driving in the State of Florida, law enforcement reports their difficulty with enforcing it. So many drivers are distracted by technology while operating their vehicles that the texting while driving ban is virtually impossible to enforce. If you were involved in an accident and believe the other individual or individuals involved were using their phones, your Venice texting and driving attorney from Pallegar Law can help you prove the other driver’s negligence. If you were injured as a result of a texting and driving accident, you should contact a Venice texting and driving lawyer (941) 893-5816 as soon as possible to discuss your case. This is a time sensitive matter and it is important that you act fast in obtaining representation for your claim.
In 2017, there were 50,000 reported accidents in Florida that resulted from some form of distracted driving. There are three categories of distracted driving that contribute to car accidents all over the country. A driver can be visually distracted by taking their eyes off the road, manually distracted by removing their hands from the wheel, or cognitively distracted by thinking about something other than driving. Think about it, when you are eating in the car it is more difficult to focus on the road. If you are in an emotional state, it might not be the best idea to drive. And while driving, you should make sure to keep your eyes on the road and off of other things. Now imagine being distracted visually, manually, and cognitively at the same time. Texting and driving requires all three categories of distraction, making it one of the most threatening forms of distracted driving.
To prove that the other driver was indeed using their phone in your accident, your Venice texting and driving attorney at Pallegar Law can pursue records for evidence in supporting your claim. Cell phone records could reflect that the driver was texting or using their phone at the time the crash took place. We could present evidence of cell phone use to the insurance company, who could settle in your favor. We could also present the facts to a judge and jury. Many drivers have experienced the negligence of others on the road and are likely to understand your frustration in suffering the consequences for another driver’s failure to take proper care.
Texting and driving is becoming more widespread. If you are involved in an accident and believe the driver was texting and driving or distracted with technology, you should contact a Venice texting and driving lawyer at Pallegar Law (941) 893-5816 to discuss your claim. We have helped injured victims throughout Florida and we are devoted in our resolve to get you the fair and full compensation for victims who have experienced loss at the fault of another motorist’s negligence.