Texting while Driving Accidents
If you’ve been injured by a driver who caused an auto accident by texting or using a cell phone, it’s important to protect your legal rights.
Accidents and injuries caused by texting and driving are completely preventable. In Florida, texting while driving is a citable offense. Florida crash reports now enable officers to not only report more specific driver distraction data, but also with greater ease, by merely checking one of the following categories: distracted by electronic communication devices (cell phone, etc.), other electronic devices (navigation device, DVD player), other distraction inside the vehicle, external distraction (outside the vehicle), texting, or general inattentiveness.
The facts are clear that texting and driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving. That’s why, when you are injured by a driver who was texting or using a cell phone, hiring a Jacksonville auto accident attorney to help you seek justice may be the only way to make the driver face the consequences of that irresponsible decision.
Awareness and action are needed. Distracted driving is more common than the flu. Who can say they haven’t done it? Distracted drivers depend on luck to stay alive, and their luck won’t last. There’s only one job behind the wheel. Careful drivers focus just on that job. It’s easier than you might think to make changes so the total focus is on driving. That will help each of us arrive alive and make the roadways safer for everyone.
We are committed to educating drivers about the risks of distracted driving. Through the Terrell Hogan Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign we offer two free educational presentations for both adults (for the Workforce), and high school students (End Distracted Driving).