Redington Shores Auto Accident Attorney
There are tens of thousands of collisions in Pinellas county every year, resulting in thousands of serious injuries and hundreds of fatalities. Here at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, our Redington Shores auto accident attorney advocates for victim’s rights both in and out of the courtroom. We are highly skilled negotiators and confident litigators, and fight for every dime that our clients are owed when it comes to compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, auto body expenses, and other damages. If you were injured in a Redington Shores auto collision, we can help.
Drivers are more distracted than ever these days. From texting and driving to staring at center console “infotainment” screens, American drivers are spending less and less time paying attention to the road. The two most dangerous forms of distracted driving include visual distraction (taking eyes off the road) and cognitive distraction (taking one’s mind off the task of driving). Cell phones, GPS, and infotainment screens cause both of these types of distraction at the same time. Other examples of distracted driving include making frequent eye contact with passengers, eating and drinking, applying makeup, rummaging in the backseat or passenger seat for items, and adjusting the radio/music.
Aggressive Driving / Road Rage
In the wake of COVID, aggressive driving and road rage, which is simply a more intentional form of aggressive driving, are both at record high levels. A lack of police enforcement due to retirements and staffing shortages is also creating a climate in which drivers are more emboldened to speed, tailgate, and cut each other off to shave off seconds of their commute. Just about everyone has experienced the change in driving attitudes lately, and the dozens of near misses that have come with it. Tragically, those near misses eventually turn into collisions for those who are unlucky enough to be sharing the road with such aggressive drivers.
Drunk drivers still cause roughly one out of three traffic fatalities, and a large percentage of catastrophic injuries. Two truly terrifying statistics about drunk driving are that only one percent of drunk drivers ever get caught, and that the average arrested drunk driver got behind the wheel, while intoxicated, 80 times before getting caught. The only good thing about being injured by a drunk driver is the relative ease at which proving negligence is.
Other Causes of Auto Collisions
- Drowsy/fatigued driving
- Defective auto parts
- Negligent maintenance
- Negligent loading or overloading of commercial vehicles
- Dangerous road design or negligent road maintenance
Call a Redington Shores Auto Accident Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
Here at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, our Redington Shores auto accident attorney is prepared for civil trials. We do not avoid the courtroom, like many attorneys do, which gives us an advantage in the settlement process. Insurance companies know that we mean business. If you were injured in a Redington Shores auto accident, we can help you achieve the level of compensation needed to get your life back on track. Call us today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation.