Were You Injured By a Texting Driver? You Have Rights.
Most states, including Florida, have passed laws against texting and driving. However, these laws are generally difficult to enforce. More than that, the penalties for texting and driving aren’t high enough to deter motorists from engaging in dangerous distracted behavior on the road. Where the criminal justice system has failed to deter those who text and drive, the civil justice system can provide a strong motivation for drivers to keep their eyes on the road.
At the Schrier Law Group, our lawyers represent people injured by distracted drivers, including those who text and drive. With offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, we handle texting-and-driving accident cases throughout Florida.
A Dangerous Distraction
The average person needs about five seconds to read a text. To put this into perspective, it takes just five seconds for a car traveling 55 miles per hour to cross an entire football field. If traffic slows or stops, the texting driver may not notice.
Other common types of texting-and-driving accidents include:
• Side-swiping another vehicle
• Head-on collisions
• Hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk
• Hitting a bicyclist riding along the side of the street or in a bike lane
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight people are killed every day by distracted drivers. Texting and driving, especially among teenage drivers, is a major contributor to fatal accidents on Florida streets and highways.
If you or a family member has been injured by a texting driver, contact us to speak with one of our attorneys.
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Acting quickly and decisively is always your best course of action, when you have a serious legal issue. The caring team at Schrier Law Group will listen to the facts of your case, answer your questions, and offer suggestions and strategies to protect your rights and recover the highest possible dollar award settlement for your case. Best of all, you pay nothing, until we win your case. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.