Pay Attention! Distracted Driving Has Many Causes Other Than Texting

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Distracted driving involves doing anything that takes your attention off the road while driving. Distracted drivers put themselves and other people in danger of being seriously injured. If you or someone you love was injured because someone was distracted while driving, contact an experienced injury attorney to ensure you get fully compensated and are able to cover your expenses.

Statistics show that more than 3,000 people are killed and more than 300,000 people are injured each year because of distracted drivers. Billions of text messages are sent or received each year, and many of these messages are sent or received by someone who was driving. Texting while driving can divert the attention from the road, which can cause an accident.

However, texting is not the only cause of distracted driving. Some of the other forms of distraction include eating, drinking, reading a map, watching a video or adjusting the radio. Individuals can also become distracted when talking to other passengers or talking on a cell phone. Doing these activities can increase the chances of having an accident.

Accident injuries can have a traumatic impact on your life. You have huge medical bills, and you must take time off from work to heal. Distracted drivers put the lives of other people in jeopardy, so if you have been hurt because of the carelessness of someone else, you need to contact our law firm.

The lawyers of Goldman & Walsh have more than 100 years of combined experience and have represented clients in over 10,000 accident injury cases. Getting justice for your injuries takes more than just a great lawyer, it also takes the resources of a great law firm, the resources  to battle it out with the insurance companies as long as it takes, and the experience to take a case to trial and win.  Florida has finally  imposed a ban on text messaging while driving -though it is weak and likely to accomplish little, for those injured because someone was texting while driving,  the addition of the new law may give attorneys additional  leverage.

In some cases, distracted driving is difficult to prove, so we will work hard to prove your case and we have a full compliment of technical professionals to help, including reconstructing the accident through digital animation and qualified medical experts. Our lawyers are understanding it can be a dark time when you have been injured after an accident and are unsure how to pay bills, get family members to work or school and we are sympathetic to your circumstances. In many cases when someone has been seriously injured they may be due compensation for several damages including, medical expenses, lost wages, ongoing pain and suffering, mental distress and reduced quality of life. If someone put others in danger because they were sidetracked while driving, he must be held accountable for his recklessness.

Accident injuries can strike without warning, and your life can change in an instant. If you have been the victim of a distracted driver, call us today. We can help you put this unfortunate instance behind you, so you can move on with your life.


 

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I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

 

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