Texting and Driving Accidents

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Texting While Driving

Human communication has been entirely redefined by cell phones. In the matter of only the past several years, cell phone use has skyrocketed in America, allowing us to remain connected to one another at all times and in virtually all places. The debates about the pros and cons of this pivotal social issue have included all sorts of arguments and disputes. There is little disagreement, however, that texting while driving is extremely dangerous.

There have been numerous studies regarding the dangers of texting behind the wheel. According to statistics compiled and published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting while driving creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. It can also reduce the amount of brain activity associated with driving by as much as 37%. This is because texting diverts a driver's visual, manual, and cognitive attention away from the task of driving. It is, in some sense, three separate types of distractions at once.

Proven Representation for Texting Accident Victims

Throughout the nation, a myriad of federal agencies, independent organizations, and local communities have increased their efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting behind the wheel. Although texting accidents continue to injure and kills thousands of Americans each year, it has become well known to any reasonable person that texting while driving is a dangerous, negligent, and careless act. As any reasonable person should understand the potential hazards of texting while driving, our team of Clearwater personal injury attorneys works to highlight this fact when handling such cases.

By conducting investigations to determine if another driver was texting at the time of your accident, our attorneys can highlight the fact that despite the widely accepted fact and knowledge that texting while driving is dangerous, a driver continued to disregard the safety of others by text messaging on the road. Florida has recently passed a law prohibiting texting and driving. This is a negligent act that kills and injures thousands of Floridians each year. As such, negligent drivers can be held fully liable for compensating the victims they injure.

Pursue a Claim with Trusted Car Accident Attorneys

Our legal team is poised and prepared to guide injured texting accident victims through the personal injury claim process. By filing these civil lawsuits, we can help hold at-fault drivers responsible for their carelessness and recover the compensation you deserve.

We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured car accident victims, are certified specialists in civil litigation, and bring nearly five decades of experience into every case we handle. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident caused by a driver you believe to have been texting at the time, place your trust in a firm that cares about your needs and your future.

Contact a Clearwater car accident attorney from Roman & Gaynor to discuss the potential merits of your motor vehicle accident claim.

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