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An Overview Of Mobile Phone Accidents


Mobile Phone AccidentsCritical Mobile Phone Accident Information

Using a cell phone while driving can be extremely dangerous. Lost concentration can be detrimental to drivers, causing them to miss road signs or completely ignore the situation on the road. These mistakes often result in auto accidents. In the worst-case scenario, they also result in fatalities.

Taking your eyes off the road, even for a split second, can contribute to distracted driving. That’s why mobile phone accidents have become one of today’s most common types of distracted driving accidents, causing both severe injury and death. A number of states, including Florida, now have laws in place prohibiting the use of handheld devices while driving.

Unfortunately, the use of mobile phones often goes unnoticed until an accident occurs.

On average, 6,000 people die each year as a result of distracted driving accidents. What’s more, as many as a half a million people are injured due to distracted driving yearly.

Those who are injured or die because of mobile phone accidents may be entitled to compensation. An experienced attorney will determine the two important factors in such cases – liability and negligence.

First, the accident must have occurred because of the negligence of another. If the driver was using a mobile device while driving, negligence can be easy to prove. An experienced attorney will review and examine all the evidence in the case, including accident police reports, eyewitness statements, video and driver accounts. Sometimes, a full-scale accident reconstruction is needed to prove how the incident happened. Also, cell phone records can indicate that the driver was on the mobile device at the precise time of the accident.

Statistics Of Car Accidents Due To Cell Phone Usage

At any given moment, 660,000 drivers use their mobile phones while driving. Whether texting, checking email or answering phone calls,, drivers using their cell phones are exposed to huge risk. What’s worse, most of them don’t realize this until it is too late.

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Here Are Some Recent Mobile Phone Accident Statistics:

Cell Phone Car Accident Statistics

In 2014, an estimated 26% of all car accidents were caused by drivers using their mobile phone. However, only 5% of these drivers blame texting. These 26% are up by 1 point compared to the statistics from 2013.

The Florida DMV states that the number one cause of state car accidents is distracted driving. In Florida alone, around 3,000 accidents are caused by drivers using their mobile phones.

To prevent these horrific crashes from happening, 10 states, plus D.C., prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones. 32 states and D.C. prohibit novice drivers from cell phone use, and 39 states plus D.C. prohibit all drivers from text messaging.

Mobile Phone Accident Injuries

Many mobile phone related car accidents are considered rear-end collisions, which can cause severe head trauma, broken bones, and internal injuries. Even accidents that happen at low speeds can result in catastrophic injury.

AS you would expect, medical expenses to treat these injuries can be very costly, especially if the injuries require a long hospital stay or extended rehabilitation. These costs, along with any subsequent medical expenses, should be covered by the negligent party.

The negligent party should also pay for money that was lost because of the inability to work. Money for pain and suffering may also be compensated. Those who lost a loved one in such an accident may be entitled to more money than they think.

Legal Action After A Mobile Phone Accident

Our lawyers are experienced in handling cases of injuries due to the use of cell phones. WE can help you settle your case much faster AND get a settlement you deserve!

If you or loved one has been involved in a mobile phone related accident, speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Acting fast means your lawyer can track down the necessary information quickly, which will ensure a successful case. Additionally, the law limits the length of time in which to file a case. Many personal injury cases are settled before court. This requires a skilled litigation attorney.

Those who work through an attorney are likely to receive more compensation than those who try to negotiate a claim on their own. Settlements often take much less time than going through a court proceeding.

You may be entitled to money for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our lawyers will review your case and advise the best way to move forward.

Attorney Robert Fenstersheib

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