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Texting and Driving Accidents

Speak With Clearwater Auto Accident Lawyer: (727) 877-1212

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 over six 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.

Texting Accident Resources

We Have Recovered Over $85 Million for Our Clients

  • $4,356,000 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    Client was rear-ended with great force by an employee of Mercedes Benz of Melbourne on a rural highway in South Florida. The collision was so powerful that three cars were totally destroyed and the client was rendered unconscious. The Client sustained multiple fractures to her arm and ribs, damage to her shoulder and she sustained brain damage. The jury deliberated almost four hours at the conclusion of a six day trial in Brevard County, Florida.
  • $2,700,000 Verdict for Truck Accident Victim
    After a six day trial, a Pasco County Jury awarded our clients $2,161,000.00 for wife and $631,900.00 for husband. The wife sustained a head injury and had a spine surgery. The husband injured his hands, shoulder and knee.
  • $1,450,000 Settlement for Injured Pedestrian
    Roman & Gaynor sued our client's car insurance company when they refused to take her fractured pelvis seriously. After being pinned between 2 cars in a parking lot, she could not walk normally or return to work. This jury verdict is more than 10 times the amount of the policy she sought, and her insurance company refused to pay, after her injury. State Farm later settled her bad faith claim and Roman & Gaynor collected the excess judgment.
  • $1,175,000.00 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    $1,175,000.00: A New Port Richey man was injured in a motor vehicle collision when his work van was hit and flipped over, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle, crushing his skull. Roman & Gaynor's investigation revealed that the work van was not equipped with operable seatbelts. A lawsuit against his employer, who was responsible for the maintenance of the work van, resulted in a $1,175,000.00 settlement.
  • $850,000.00 Settlement for Husband & Wife
    A Pasco County couple were seriously injured in a rear end collision in Pasco County. After spinal surgeries, Roman & Gaynor successfully negotiated a global settlement in the amount of $850,000 which assisted this couple in rebuilding their lives.
  • $836,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    Our clients, a 56 and 58 year old couple from Pasco County, were stopped for a red light in Tampa when they were rear ended by a distracted driver. Both husband and wife suffered herniated discs as a result of this accident which resulted in 4 spinal surgeries. The at fault party’s insurance carrier asserted a low impact defense, and asserted that our client suffered from these injuries prior to the accident. After protracted litigation, and just 2 months prior to trial, Roman & Gaynor secured a $836,000 settlement in favor of this couple.
  • $820,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    After a year of litigating a case the Defendant never took seriously, Roman & Gaynor negotiated this settlement just to days before trial for a young lady with a spine injury. In this case, a relatively low impact collision led to more than one spinal surgery, including fusion.
  • $600,000.00 Jury Verdict for Accident Victim
    A St. Petersburg woman received a verdict of more than $600,000 for multiple injuries sustained in a car accident including a broken pelvis. We received the verdict at the end of a three-day trial. The Defendant was the driver of a truck who ran a red light.
  • $520,000.00 Settlement in Auto Accident
    A husband and wife were traveling 55 mph in the middle lane when they were suddenly side-swiped. Their vehicle sustained tremendous property damage to the driver’s side and the mirror had even ripped off the door. The at-fault driver fled the scene, but was later charged and arrested for a DUI. The insurance adjuster initially offered to settle the claim for a very minimal amount. The wife underwent neck surgery and the husband had back surgery. After operative reports were submitted to the adjuster, the policy limits of the at-fault party were tendered along with two underinsured motorist policies in this case for a total resolution of $520,000.
  • $425,000.00 Settlement After Semi Tractor Trailor Runs Client Off Road
    Roman and Gaynor's client was driving on US-19 in Louisiana behind a Semi-truck with a trailer attached. After clipping the side of the clients car, the trailer came completely unhinged, causing a devastating collision, resulting in closed head injury. After protracted litigation, settlement was reached in the amount of $425,000.

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