Largo Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Most drivers agree that it’s dangerous to use a hand-held device while behind the wheel. Unfortunately for victims, most drivers also admit that they use hand-held devices while they’re behind the wheel. Florida’s weak cell phone ban might be partly to blame. The fact that so many people keep their lives on their cell phones is probably more to blame. Additionally, even if the Sunshine State had a broad, hands-free law, that law wouldn’t affect people who use hands-free devices. Using such a device while behind the wheel is as dangerous as driving drunk. A hands-free law also wouldn’t affect other kinds of distracted driving, such as eating while driving, which are even more common than device distraction.
Steady concentration on something other than driving violates the duty of care which all drivers, commercial and noncommercial, have. This legal responsibility requires drivers to keep their eyes on the road, their hands on the wheel, and their minds on driving at all times. If a breach of duty causes injury, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) could be liable for damages. However, a prima facie negligence case usually isn’t enough to obtain maximum compensation, because the victim’s preliminary case isn’t the last word in this area. Comparative fault, a legal doctrine that shifts accident blame to the victim, is the most common insurance company defense in car crash claims.
Hundreds of thousands of drivers are distracted every day. In contrast, an experienced Largo distracted driving accident attorney at The Reep Law Firm never loses focus on what’s important. Our clients’ physical, emotional, and financial well-being is all that matters to us. So, we connect victims with doctors who know how to diagnose and treat all kinds of collision-related injuries. Furthermore, when a case goes to court, we work very hard to obtain maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
Distracted Driver Collision Injuries
Most people believe they can multitask their way through their trips like they multitask their way through their work days. But there’s a big difference between sitting behind a stationary desk and operating a high-speed vehicle in traffic. Some common collision-related injuries include:
- Head Injuries: Today’s cars and trucks have many more advanced safety features than the ones that were on the road in the 1990s. However, the most advanced safety systems cannot possibly absorb all the force in a high-speed collision. As a result, most car crash victims sustain permanent head injuries.
- Broken Bones: In a crash, a victim’s arms and legs often flail wildly and strike solid objects. The resulting broken bones usually require metal parts and other advanced surgical interventions. So, these victims face a long and uncertain road to recovery. It takes longer for physical therapists to restore strength, and some permanent loss of motion is almost inevitable.
- Internal Injuries: Excessive blood loss (exsanguination), primarily from internal injuries, is often the official cause of death in car accident cases. Since internal organs have no outer skin layer, even a tiny abrasion causes massive bleeding. In fact, many vehicle collision victims lose about a fifth of their blood before doctors have a chance to examine them.
The average medical bill in a serious injury claim exceeds $100,000. To ease the physical and financial pain these victims feel, a Largo distracted driver accident attorney can connect victims with top-notch doctors who charge nothing upfront for their services.
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Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Largo distracted driver accident attorney, contact Reep, Coleman & Stubbendorff. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.