Distracted driving has gotten a lot of attention over the years as a major cause of car accidents in Hollywood and across the country. Most motorists in Florida have seen drivers talking on their cell phones, texting and driving, and otherwise driving distracted. Unfortunately, any time that a driver takes their hands off the wheel, their eyes off the road, or their mind off of driving, a serious traffic accident in Hollywood is the likely result.
It can be extremely frustrating to be in a distracted driving accident because these types of accidents are so preventable. By now, all motorists are aware of the dangers of distracted driving and should be taking steps to prevent this type of accident from taking place. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you do have rights. Florida law allows you to seek compensation to pay for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, and more. To find out about your rights and to take the next steps you need to preserve your future, contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no obligation case review.Types of Distracted Driving in Hollywood and Other Communities
There are many types of distractions that can lead to a traffic collision in Hollywood and across Florida:
- Texting while driving
- Talking while driving
- Eating or drinking in the car
- Fussing about a personal event rather than focusing on the road
- Changing music
- Going through a purse
- Grooming or applying makeup
- Retrieving something from the back seat or floor of the car
- Playing with a mobile device
Unfortunately, Florida still does not have a texting ban in place, meaning that drivers technically are able to legally text while driving and are able to talk on their cell phone while driving. However, there are many research studies that have concluded that this type of behavior can and does lead to accidents. If you are seriously injured by a Florida driver who is distracted, even though their behavior is not against the law you can still file a legal claim because they have been negligent while driving.Challenges with Distracted Driving Cases
Unfortunately, one of the challenges with this type of case is that can be difficult to prove that a motorist was distracted when driving. For example, it can be difficult to prove that a person was drinking a cup of coffee or changing the music station when a car or truck accident occurred. It is useful to work with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community, as this type of attorney likely has accident reconstruction experts and other experts that he or she can call on in order to reconstruct exactly what happened during the accident.
If you have answers after being injured in a traffic collision in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. Your appointment comes with no obligation but allows you to get answers to your questions and to find out more about your legal options and your rights. The Flaxman Law Group is part of the Hollywood community and the team of attorneys at the law firm has more than sixty years of combined experience helping people just like you get compensation for their injuries.