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Many collisions in Florida are caused by drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road. These distracted drivers can cause serious injuries or deaths. They should be held fully accountable for their poor judgment.
Orlando car accident attorney, Frank M. Eidson, P.A., knows how devastating it is to suffer losses because someone could not be bothered to pay enough attention while driving. If you or someone close to you has been harmed by a distracted driver, we can use our decades of legal experience to help you pursue a claim for compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress or wrongful death.
Our firm serves clients and personal injury cases throughout Central Florida, including Winter Park and Orlando. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
You can take legal action against a distracted driver if you can prove that the driver’s negligence or recklessness directly caused your collision. You can prove this by showing that the motorist was unreasonably careless (in a way no normal driver would be) or by showing that safety rules were broken.
Reasonable drivers are expected to pay attention behind the wheel. It is negligent to allow distractions to take one’s attention away from safely operating a car. The most common driver distractions that we have seen at Frank M. Eidson, P.A., include:
The bottom line is that any time a driver focuses on something other than the road, that driver is taking a risk and could potentially be held responsible for the results.
To prove the other driver was negligent and thus liable for your losses in a car accident, you can do one of two things:
Proving that a safety rule was violated creates a presumption that the other motorist was unreasonably careless and is responsible for your losses.
In Florida, a texting and driving ban went into effect on October 1, 2013. Because of this texting ban, it has become easier to prove a texting driver was negligent.
To provide evidence of texting while driving or other types of distracted driving, you can turn to:
An experienced car accident attorney can help you to collect and present the evidence you need to make the strongest case possible for compensation.
At Frank M. Eidson, P.A. we have assisted auto accident victims and their families in Central Florida since 1989. We can help you to establish whether your car crash was caused by a distracted driver and pursue just compensation for your losses.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can represent you after your distracted driving collision.
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