The experience you need to prove negligence in distracted driving accidents
In 2013, more than 448,000 people were injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers on U.S. roadways. Another almost 6,000 people lost their lives in accidents involving driver distraction.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a South Florida distracted driving accident, you may be dealing with a wide range of emotions, including confusion, anger, frustration and worry. At The Law Offices of Michael B. Morsillo, Esq., we know how troubling it can be to deal with the aftermath of a distracted driving accident. We also know how important it is to seek financial compensation for your losses; without the compensation you are entitled to, you are likely to encounter serious financial hardship.
We have successfully represented distracted driving accident victims in Ft. Lauderdale for more than 20 years. Our knowledge of Florida personal injury laws, combined with our extensive negotiation and litigation experience, allows us to help victims pursue compensation through all legal avenues possible.
We have handled distracted driving cases caused by a wide range of factors
When an individual takes the wheel, safely operating a vehicle requires complete focus; when a driver becomes distracted, even for a split second, accidents can occur.
Drivers can be distracted by any number of factors, including:
- Cell phones: The use of cell phones, including texting, talking and surfing the internet, lead to an unfortunately high number of accidents on Florida roadways each year. Florida law prohibits texting while driving, and holds drivers who cause accidents while distracted by their cell phones liable for injuries and losses they cause.
- Food: Drivers who eat or drink split their attention between the road and their food. Even a split second’s distraction caused by a meal can lead to tragic consequences.
- Grooming: Applying makeup or shaving while driving are dangerous practices. When a driver must split some of their attention to grooming, the chances of an accident.
- Tuning the radio: While changing the radio station may seem like a trivial task, the split second a driver takes their eyes off the road to focus on the radio control may lead to an accident.
- Passengers: Conversations or horseplay with passengers can distract a driver and limit their ability to focus on the road.
- Children: Attending to an infant or toddler in the rear seat may dramatically impair a driver’s ability to focus on the road. An action as simple as reaching to hand a child a bottle can lead to an accident.
- Debris: Loose debris within the vehicle, such as bottles or newspapers may shift while the car is in motion, restricting the driver’s ability to focus on the road or maintain control.
Regardless of the cause of the distraction, drivers who cause accidents due to a lack of focus or negligence are liable for any injuries and losses they may cause in an accident.
Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney – schedule a free consultation with our experienced Ft. Lauderdale injury lawyer today
As the victim of a distracted driving accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages and more. It is important, however, to take action as quickly as possible after your accident; the longer you wait to contact an attorney, the more difficult it is to obtain evidence and gather witness statements. The moment you retain The Law Offices of Michael B. Morsillo, Esq., we begin the process of building your case for compensation.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with our Ft. Lauderdale distracted driving accident lawyer, call 954-202-0408 or contact us online today. We provide our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you are not responsible for legal fees unless we help you recover compensation.