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An Overview Of Text Messaging Accidents

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We are very experienced in handling text messaging accident cases. When you or a loved one has been injured, or possibly died, as a result of an accident caused by text messaging, we are also prepared to accept your case to get the compensation you deserve.

Accidents Related To Text Messaging

Studies show that texting, or talking on a cell phone while driving, is very distracting. Also, most studies show that text messaging while driving is the most dangerous cell phone related activity.

Drivers who send or receive text messages while driving take their eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 out of every 6 seconds.

This means that while a driver is text messaging, on average, he or she focuses no more than 25% of their attention to operating the vehicle and assessing the road situation.

Studies show that most drivers are aware that text messaging while driving is extremely dangerous, since it drastically increases their chances of being involved in an accident. However, they still continue to willfully engage in this very risky and negligent behavior. In doing so, they endanger their own lives as well as the lives of others.

This is unacceptable, and the lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. understand that.

That is why we have some of the best, and most experienced, text messaging accident attorneys who will fight for you in ta court of law. You deserve compensation for your losses!

Text Messaging Car Accident

Most text messaging accidents involve cars. 40% of all U.S. citizens admit that they have been in a car when a driver used a cell phone that endangered other people’s lives.

Another study showed that almost 50% of all American teens say they’ve been in a car while the driver was text messaging. The study also indicates that the percentage might be even higher, since many participants could have lied.

Every year, 21% of fatal car crashes involving teens between the age of 16 and 19 were the result of text messaging while driving. What’s worse, this number is expected to grow by as much as 4% every year.

Statistics also show that teen drivers are up to 4 times more likely than adults to get into car crashes related to text messaging or cell phone use.

Other statistics indicate that:

Because we now live in a country where more than 91% of people own cell phones, the danger of text messaging accidents is rising.

Many people ignore the dangers and warnings until it is too late.

Text Messaging Causes Accidents With Injuries In South Florida

Text messaging is a common occurrence in today’s fast-paced society. Texting has become a replacement for standard phone calls, particularly because it is quick and easy to use.

Unfortunately, texting while driving can cause serious accidents. Just a few seconds of distraction off the road and the worst could happen.

The state of Florida is no exception. Text messaging accidents occur almost daily, but because the law prohibits texting while driving, there has been some improvement.

Attorney Robert Fenstersheib

Get your questions answered - call us for your FREE consultation at 800-835-5762 & 954-456-2488

Texting While Driving Laws In Florida

Distracted driving is such a big issue that the U.S. Department of Transportation has taken the lead in a nationwide campaign. Drivers are prohibited from using a handheld phone or other device while operating a motor vehicle. Still, many people continue to text while driving.

Aftermaths Of Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving

Thousands of accidents each year are attributed, at least in part, to distracted driving. If you or a family member has been injured or has died as a result of a text messaging accident, it is crucial to take action as quickly as possible. An experienced attorney will assist you in determining whether you have a case.

The most important factors in such an accident include proving negligence and fault. If the accident was the other driver’s fault, your attorney will need to show that the driver was negligent.

Some factors that will be considered include: witness statements, police report, damages to vehicles, and whether the driver was ticketed. Sometimes accident reconstruction may be helpful in proving how the accident occurred.

Additionally, it may be possible to prove that the driver was texting at the time of the accident.

This may come from a driver statement, witness statements, or from phone records. If a driver was texting when the accident occurred, it is very possibly the cause or a contributing factor to the accident.

Text Messaging Accident Cases

If you have been hurt in an accident, speak to a qualified attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you contact your attorney the better because your lawyer will be able to have access to information quickly.

Your attorney will review your case and gather all the necessary documentation to proceed. Many of these cases are resolved through litigation prior to going to court.

A settlement may be a faster and easier approach if your lawyer is experienced in litigation.

A settlement may include:

If you are approached by the insurance company, direct them to your attorney and don’t cash any check that they send you until your lawyer has resolved the case completely.

The lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. are experienced litigation attorneys. If you have suffered injuries due to a text messaging accident, call our attorneys today to learn more and apply for a case evaluation.

Attorney Robert Fenstersheib

Get your questions answered - call us for your FREE consultation at 800-835-5762 & 954-456-2488

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