Over 4 million people are injured or killed every year in the United States as a result of a motor vehicle accident. If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, you will want to know why it happened, and the reason for it. Unfortunately, one reason for accidents we are seeing more frequently is what’s called distracted driving. In fact, distracted driving causes hundreds of thousands of injuries each year and thousands of deaths.
If you’ve been in an automobile accident, your first call should be to 911. If you’re injured, you should seek medical help immediately. The second phone call you should make is to the team at The Law Offices of Rand Saltsgaver to speak with an Orlando Distracted Driving Attorney.
Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
In 2013, Florida passed a law that prohibits texting while driving. However, it was a secondary offense, meaning you could not get pulled over for texting and driving. However, if you were caught doing that while committing another traffic offense, you could be issued a ticket. In 2019, Florida passed a law changing texting and driving to a primary traffic offense, so you can now be pulled over by Law Enforcement for it. This protects the public since many studies prove a distracted driver is even more dangerous than a drunk driver. If you believe distracted driving played a part in your accident and subsequent injuries, it would be in your best interest to hire an attorney who understands the law, has experience in these types of cases, and the resources to call in accident investigators, if necessary, to determine exactly who was negligent in causing your injuries.
As in all vehicle accidents, the primary concern for a lawyer representing injured people is establishing liability, or fault by the other driver(s). Persons who engage in distracted driving or driving while texting is not exercising reasonable care to avoid injuring other motorists or their own passengers. In those situations, the Law Offices of Rand Saltsgaver understands what a jury needs to hear and see to win your case. For example, we might subpoena the distracted drivers’ phone records to determine if they were texting or talking on the phone right before or even after the accident. We can also check to see if there is a “black box” attached to the vehicle. A “black box” contains computer-generated information that may reveal such important matters as vehicle speed, braking distance, and so forth. There might be video surveillance inside one or more of the vehicles involved in the collision, from nearby businesses, or government installed technology, which might provide evidence as to why the accident happened.
At the Law Offices of Rand Saltsgaver, we don’t believe you should settle your claim for less than what you deserve. If you have been offered a settlement that you believe falls short of what’s needed to replace your lost wages, damage to your property, pay past, present, and future medical bills, and compensate you for pain and suffering, inability to lead a normal life, inconvenience, and loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life due to your injuries, call the team at Rand Saltsgaver Law. We are dedicated to serving not only our clients, but our community as well, by providing honest, candid, and straightforward legal counsel, and being “good neighbors” to our neighbors in the Historic District of Orlando. Our clients are not just numbers on a case file folder. We make it a point to get to know our clients, understand their concerns, represent them to the best of our ability, and always do what’s best for them.