Cellphone use is one of the leading causes of distracted driving accidents, contributing to an estimated 16 percent of fatal car accidents and 20 percent of accidents resulting in serious personal injury. Texting, of course, presents one of the largest dangers. Studies have found texting while driving increases the risk of causing an accident 23-times over. Our state has put minor texting regulations in place in an effort to curb this behavior, but these limited actions have failed to produce any real results.
If you or a loved one are injured by a distracted driver, you don’t need statistics, you need justice. Please contact Best Law Firm Florida P.A. online or by calling 800.282.2378 to schedule a free consultation at our Orlando, Kissimmee, or Crystal River location.
Hands-Free is not “Danger-Free”
The story that hands-free devices reduce the risk of causing car accidents is certainly profitable for the manufacturers of hands-free technology. It is not, however, based on fact. A meta-analysis of crash data conducted by the National Safety Council found no evidence that hands-free devices reduced the risk of causing accidents. In fact, using a hands-free device to text has actually been shown to increase crash risks as it requires significantly more attention than a handheld device.
Using a hands-free device while driving is perfectly legal in Florida. So too is using a handheld device so long as texting is not involved. Tragically, both of these actions place everyone on the road at increased danger for serious or even fatal injury.
Whether a law is broken by a driver using a cellphone is irrelevant. If their behavior results in injury to another, they are liable for all of the damages they have caused.
Orlando car accident attorney David Best has no sympathy for those who selfishly endanger the lives of others. He is prepared to take your case and fight tooth and nail for your rights to help ensure you are awarded the maximum settlement you are due.
To schedule your free consultation with our Orlando car accident attorney, please contact us today. David Best serves all of Central Florida from offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, and Crystal River.