As drivers, we have a responsibility to maintain our focus on the road and avoid distractions, like texting, talking on the phone, eating, and applying makeup while driving. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to live up to this responsibility, leading to serious accidents that can result in injuries and even deaths. If you've been injured in a distracted driving accident in Florida due to another driver's negligence, it's important to take action to protect your rights and seek compensation for your losses.
At Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., our team of distracted driving accident attorneys have decades of experience vigorously advocating for injured clients across Florida. We are committed to our clients’ best interests and strive to provide them with comprehensive legal representation. For more information about our distracted driving accidents law firm, read our clients’ reviews and check out our case results.
What Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving refers to any activity that diverts a driver's attention away from the road. Driving while doing any of the following can be considered distracted driving:
- Eating or drinking
- Talking on the phone or to passengers
- Using a navigation system
- Adjusting the radio
Distracted driving has become increasingly prevalent in recent years due to the widespread use of smartphones and other electronic devices.
Types of Distractions for Drivers
There are three main types of distractions that drivers face:
- Visual – A visual distraction takes the driver's eyes off the road.
- Manual – A manual distraction takes the driver’s hands off the wheel.
- Cognitive – A cognitive distraction takes the driver’s mind off driving.
Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving because it involves all three types of distractions.
What You Should Do if You're Injured in a Distracted Driving Accident
If you're injured in a distracted driving accident in Florida due to another driver's negligence, there are a couple of steps you should take to protect your rights and seek compensation for your losses:
- Seek Medical Attention – Even if they seem minor at first, seek medical attention. Some injuries may not become apparent until hours or days after the accident.
- Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer – Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the complex legal process involved in seeking compensation for your losses. Your attorney can help you negotiate with insurance companies and file a lawsuit if necessary.
Injured Due to a Distracted Driver’s Negligence? Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Florida
At Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., our experienced personal injury lawyers have successfully handled numerous cases involving distracted driving accidents. We provide comprehensive assistance to our clients, including evaluating property damage, assisting with rental vehicles for necessary repairs, and connecting clients with medical professionals who specialize in car accident injuries.
Our distracted driving accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won't have to pay anything unless we successfully secure financial recovery for your case. Rest assured, if we determine that we can assist you, we'll cover all the upfront costs and get started on your case right away.
Always Available for YouIf you don’t have a way of getting to our office, we will come to your home or hospital.
Board Certified LawyerWe have the only active board certified civil trial lawyer in Northwest Broward County.
More Than 40 Years of ExperienceWe have a proven track record of success in accident cases over 4 decades.
Our Results Don't Lie
We’ve had more than 30 cases that have settled or resulted in jury verdicts of one million dollars or more.
No Fee If No RecoveryWe work on a contingency fee, so we only get paid if you get paid.