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Pembroke Pines Distracted Driving

A few years ago, the federal government estimated that one in 10 car accidents across the country were caused by distracted driving. Today, with the influx of mobile devices, in-car technology, and other distractions, the same sources estimate that one in six car accidents may be caused by distracted driving. Many experts believe that distracted driving is in fact underreported, since many types of distraction – such as daydreaming – are difficult to uncover or prove after the fact. Nevertheless, government sources estimate that 5000 fatalities each year (as well as many more injuries) are due to driver distraction. In fact, the number of deaths attributed to distracted drivers has been on the increase even as the total number of traffic fatalities in Pembroke Pines and across the country has decreased in recent years. Children are especially at risk, as their smaller size tends to make them more vulnerable to head injuries in serious injuries in a traffic collision.

Distracted drivers often feel as though they have every right in the world to multitask while driving, even when they know that these actions can hurt others. Do you want to hold distracted drivers liable for their actions and their recklessness? Contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case evaluation to find out what can be done in your case.

There are Many types of Distraction Leading to Traffic Collisions in Pembroke Pines and Florida

There are many types of distraction possible for drivers, including:

  • Daydreaming
  • Using mobile devices
  • Using GPS or other in-car technology
  • Checking briefcases, backpacks, or purses
  • Going through the glove compartment
  • Chatting or arguing with passengers
  • Watching the scenery or distractions on the road
  • Applying makeup or grooming
  • Reading
  • Checking maps or other printed information
  • Checking for signs rather than focusing on the road
  • Changing clothes
  • Eating or drinking
Injuries Caused by Distracted Driving are Devastating

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have seen firsthand that many so-called car accidents are not in fact accidents at all but are preventable collisions caused by a number of factors, such as drunk driving, fatigued driving, and other reasons. One of the most common causes of traffic collisions, in fact, is distracted driving. When drivers allow themselves to be distracted by passengers, mobile devices, in car technology, or other causes, they can make preventable mistakes that cause devastating injuries and even fatalities.

Distracted drivers cause accidents that result in many types of injuries, including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Fatalities
  • Internal injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Eye injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Amputations
  • Child injuries

If you or a loved one have been injured by a distracted driver, feel free to contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free accident consultation. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of trial experience and insurance industry experience and have successfully recovered more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs. We would be happy to discuss your legal options in a consultation. We have three offices – in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami – to serve the entire South Florida area.

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