Coral Gables Distracted Driving
Distracted driving involves any activity that can take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off of driving. Much has been written in recent years about distracted driving caused by cell phones and mobile devices, but any sort of distraction can lead to a serious accident. Speaking with other passengers, looking at scenery or a construction site, daydreaming, or changing the music can all lead to a traffic accident in Coral Gables if it the activities take your mind off of driving for even a few seconds.
If you have been injured due to a driver’s negligence or recklessness, do not delay. Contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no obligation case evaluation.Types of Driver Distraction
There are many types of distractions that can lead to a car or truck collision in Coral Gables and other communities:
- Looking at construction sites or other distractions on the road
- Speaking or arguing with passengers
- Using a cell phone or mobile device
- Sending, composing, or receiving text messages
- Changing the music in your car
- Leaning down to pick up something off the floor of your vehicle
- Eating or drinking in the car
- Applying makeup or changing your clothes in the car
- Turning around to get something in the back seat
- Reading a map
- Checking directions
If you have been injured in a car accident in Coral Gables or anywhere in South Florida, you may assume that you are covered because you have car insurance. However, how can you be sure that the amount being offered by your insurance carrier is fair? The reality is that it can be very difficult to tell, which is why it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in order to get legal advice before you make any final decisions in your case. Keep in mind that once you accept an insurance offer it may be very difficult to get more compensation down the line – even if you realize that the amount of money being offered by your insurance company does not fully compensate you for your lost income, medical bills, and other expenses.
If a driver has injured you because they were driving distracted, you may have the basis for a legitimate legal claim. To find out whether you have a claim and to find out what your claim may be worth, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no obligation case evaluation.
Can your law firm prove your case in a distracted driving collision? Flaxman Law Group attorneys have more than sixty years of combined experience in the insurance and legal fields. You can always contact us through our web site or toll-free phone line at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626), which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our compassionate attorneys can help give you legal advice and can represent you if you decide to pursue a legal claim. If you are too injured to travel, our attorneys can visit your home, workplace, or hospital room to meet with you in person.