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Homestead Distracted Driving

In the past few years, there has been a big focus on distracted driving, with many legislators trying to pass laws that would make texting and driving illegal in Florida. There is a lot of debate about the issue, with some people claiming that distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents and others alleging that cell phones are not as distracting as people think.

No matter what you personally believe, there have been many studies proving that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car and truck accidents in Homestead and across the country. If you have been injured by a driver who was too distracted to drive safely, you may have a legal claim. Even though Florida does not yet have a texting ban for drivers, any distracted driver is considered to be driving recklessly and can be held liable for any injuries that they cause. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free case evaluation to find out what can be done in your case. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you may have a legal claim that lets you seek compensation for your injuries.

Does Distracted Driving Just Mean Cell Phones?

Although there has been a lot of focus on cell phones as a type of driver distraction, distracted driving means any of the following:

  • Taking your eyes off the road
  • Taking your hands off the wheel
  • Taking your mind off of driving

While cell phones are a major cause of distraction, distracted driving can include any of the following types of distractions:

  • Daydreaming
  • Talking to passengers
  • Rubbernecking at car accidents or billboards
  • Taking care of pets rather than looking at the road
  • Changing music
  • Adjusting the controls in your car
  • Drinking
  • Eating
  • Grooming or fixing makeup
  • Changing clothes while driving
  • Going through a purse or bag
  • Reading
  • Checking a map
  • Trying to grab something from the floor or the back seat of the car

It’s easy to get distracted during driving, especially since most drivers tend to overestimate their driving abilities and assume that they can manage a few minutes of distraction. In fact, a few seconds of distraction can mean enough time to travel the length of a football field – plenty of time to cause a pedestrian accident in Homestead or a serious traffic accident.

Call A Personal Injury Attorney

You may have a legal claim or other options for seeking compensation for your injuries. Drivers who drive without focusing on the road know that they are risking accidents and they should be held accountable for their actions. If you have been injured, you deserve assistance with your situation.

If you have been injured by a reckless driver who was distracted while driving, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to review your situation. Flaxman Law Group attorneys have more than 60 years of legal experience and have successfully helped thousands of plaintiffs secure compensation. Don’t you deserve this level of experience and this track record of success in your case?