Car Accident Lawyers
For more than 30 years of combined legal experience, Carl Reynolds Law has been there to support people wrongfully injured in car accidents. In recent years, we have seen an unfortunate rise in the number of distracted driving accidents caused by texting drivers, as has the entire nation. It is our goal to provide five-star representation to our clients, collect every penny of compensation they deserve from the distracted driver’s insurance policy, and hopefully help reduce the number of distracted driving accidents by enforcing accountability.
What sets our attorneys apart from the many of others in Florida?
- We have decades of legal experience
- We have secured $50+ million for our clients
- We have a background working with insurance companies
- We offer free, confidential case evaluations
Three Distinct Forms of Driver Distraction
Why is it that driver distractions, especially those involving drivers using smartphones, are on-the-rise and so dangerous? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three forms of distraction that can dramatically increase the odds of a driver causing a crash.
A driver can be distracted in three ways:
- Visually: Anything that takes the driver’s eyes away from the road and mirrors
- Manually: Anything that takes the driver’s hands away from the wheel and/or gearshift
- Mentally: Anything that takes the driver’s thoughts away from the task of responsible driving
Using a smartphone to text while driving is so incredibly dangerous because it engages the driver in all three forms of distraction at once. Picking up the cellphone is a manual distraction, looking at it to read the text message is a visual distraction, and thinking about what the message said and how to respond is a mental distraction. To make matters all the worse, National Safety Council (NSC) studies have determined that mental distractions persist for at least 30 second after they begin. In other words, a driver who just glances at a text will be mentally distracted by it for half a minute or more.
Evidence of Driver Distraction to Enhance Your Claim
When we manage a car accident claim for a client, one of the first things we do is try to determine if the responsible driver was distracted or not. We know that texting and driving is a prevalent problem in Florida and beyond. The odds that the at-fault driver was holding a cellphone when they hit you are quite high — about 40% by some estimations from the NSC. By accessing the driver’s cellphone records, we can determine with certainty if they were sending, writing, or reading a text and that this was the cause of your crash. Being able to collect such data can be complicated, but our personal injury lawyers know where to begin and what to do.
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At Carl Reynolds Law, we believe that everyone deserves to be financially covered after being in a car accident caused by a texting driver. By sticking to our standards and campaigning diligently for our clients, we are proud to be able to say we have secured a long history of case successes for auto accident clients. Our car accident lawyers would like to see if we can do the same for you and your claim as well. To learn more on how we can help you contact our distracted driving accident lawyers today.
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