In recent years, the increase in the number of drivers using their phones
while driving has been apparent not just in teens, but also in adults.
Not only are people using their phones for texting or talking, but they
are also emailing, using applications, and various other manipulations,
which distract them from the road creating a hazardous condition. These
dangers create an environment where the driver fails to maintain control
of their vehicle.
Distracted Driving Statistics
According to the U.S. National Safety Council, 1 out of every 4
car accidents is caused by the use of cell phones
Over 3,000 Americans were killed and over 421,000 were injured in 2012, due to
distracted driving, according to the NHTSA
- It has been predicted by the NHTSA that texting while driving causes more
than 12% of all auto collisions
- Over 50% of all people on the road have admitted to using their handheld
devices while driving
Have You Been in a Texting and Driving Accident?
While Florida has placed a ban on texting while driving, there is not a
ban on the use of all hand-held devices or cell phones on the road. Unfortunately,
those that chose to use their mobile devices behind the wheel often place
the lives of those around them at risk. Even more so, drivers that choose
to text and drive are deliberately breaking the law and should be held
responsible if they cause an accident.
If you were injured by a distracted driver, you may be eligible to receive
financial compensation from the liable party. Contact our attorneys at
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. for the compassionate legal representation you need from Fort Lauderdale
car accident attorneys at our firm. We have over 160 years of combined
experience protecting the rights of the injured throughout Florida.
free initial consultation by calling (888) 499-6206!