Bradenton Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Distracted driving is one of the greatest threats to safety today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving leads to thousands of crashes every year, taking hundreds of innocent lives. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver in Florida, our Bradenton distracted driving accident lawyer want to provide you with competent legal representation and aid you in recovering compensation for your losses.
Types of Distracted Driving
When a driver is paying attention to anything other than the act of driving, they are distracted. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that there are three types of distractions:
- Manual; and
A visual distraction means taking your eyes off of the road, and may occur when you’re eating, texting while driving, reading a map, paying attention to something outside of your window other than the road, applying makeup, and more.
A manual distraction is a type of distraction that leads you to take your hands off of the wheel. Again, texting while driving, using a cellphone or GPS, or eating or drinking requires at least one hand, if not two.
The last type of a distraction is a cognitive distraction, which is a type of distraction that forces your mind off of driving. This may result from having a conversation with a passenger in your car, checking email or social media sites, or even daydreaming.
In order for safe driving to occur, your brain, hands, and eyes all need to work together; when one of the three is distracted, a crash is more likely.
Who Is Liable for a Distracted Driving Accident in Florida?
Because Florida is a no-fault car insurance state, if you are hit by a distracted driver, you can turn to your own insurance for compensation even though the other party caused the accident. If you have suffered serious injuries, you may bring a claim against the at-fault party. In order to recover compensation, you will have to prove their negligence, or the failure to act with a reasonable level of care. All of the examples of distracted driving listed above may constitute negligence, especially texting while driving. Our law firm can help you to prove the negligence of the other driver, and that your car accident would not have occurred but for their act of distracted driving.
Contact the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely Today for a Consultation
Distracted drivers have no business being on Florida roads – driving while distracted increases the chance of a car accident, putting others at risk for serious injuries.
If you are injured in a crash, the experienced Bradenton distracted driving accident lawyers at the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely can build your case from start to finish, negotiate for a fair settlement, and advise you regarding filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party if you have suffered severe injuries. To learn more about our legal services and why working with our law office is a smart choice, contact us today. You can request your free case evaluation using our online form.