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Texting While Driving Could Be Florida’s Latest Big Source Of Wrongful Death Accidents


Texting while driving is becoming a more and more significant problem throughout the United States. Although state legislatures are beginning to get involved, it may be a long time before this trend even begins to get reversed.

Some important things every Florida driver needs to know:

  • In 2010, distracted drivers were involved in 18% of all crashes in which somebody was killed.
  • A Pew survey indicated 40% of U.S. teens have been in a car with a driver who was texting.
  • Texting on the phone while driving amplifies the risk of a crash by an astonishing 2,300%.
  • A full 11% of younger drivers (aged 18-20) in car crashes admitted to texting at the time.

Florida Motorists Need To Be Extra Careful Of Unexpected Driving Distractions

Although texting is probably the most significant and well-known driving distraction, it is not the only one to be aware of. Research has indicated that even the driver’s own music from the radio can be significantly distracting under certain conditions.

Talking to someone in the passenger seat can also present a distraction. Even though these are relatively minor compared to texting, smaller distractions can be significant if the driver doesn’t notice the makings of an accident and react defensively.

In Florida, of course, there are many other things to be aware of:

  • During the summer, storms can be sudden and can drastically reduce visibility in minutes.
  • There are many areas of Florida where wildlife such as deer and armadillos cross regularly.
  • Florida is well known for interstate highways that can be the site of significant accidents.
  • There are areas throughout Central and North Florida where not all roads are well-paved.

Whenever you are in a situation that includes driving conditions that aren’t ideal, eliminate even the most ordinary distractions. This way, you will be able to react quickly and remain in control of your vehicle even if something unexpected and potentially dangerous happens.

It’s always a good idea to assume that drivers who do not seem to be reacting clearly to road conditions around you are distracted in some way and to avoid them as well as you can while on the road. Defensive driving can truly save your life.

At Get Me Justice, We Strive To Bring Irresponsible Drivers To Court — And To Justice

It’s hard to imagine that anyone would be so irresponsible as to take their eyes off the road and cause an accident. This is especially the case in Florida, with its notorious state highways.

Yet, it happens frequently — and there’s every indication that it’s happening more and more. If you have been victimized as the result of a negligent driver’s actions, let us help you today.

Understand that, although cases that involve texting and driving are considered fairly “cut and dried” from a legal perspective, the facts don’t always arise until an investigation takes place.

At Get Me Justice, we have the resources necessary to make sure that the true facts of a case come out. If someone was behaving in a way that contributed to an accident, it must be known.

Insurers and other parties to the case have probably already used their own investigation assets and techniques to pin the blame on you. Let us even the odds and pursue justice in your name.

Call or email us today to get started with a free consultation that entails no obligation to you. We will be happy to talk to you about your case and every aspect of our process you’re curious on.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Texting While Driving Could Be Florida’s Latest Big Source Of Wrongful Death Accidents

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