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Texting and Driving Accidents in Fort Myers

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Have you been injured in a car accident because the other driver was texting and driving? The number one cause for rear-end accidents in the state of Florida are caused by distracted driving on cell phones. There are have been many efforts made in the recent years to restrict the use of cell phones while driving, but the number of these accidents still occur at an alarming rate. The advancements in cell phone technology are beneficial to society, but they are a deadly distraction for drivers on the roads.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident as a result of distracted driving, then please do not hesitate to speak to a Fort Myers car accident attorney at our firm. Here at Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we know the devastating effects that distracted driving can have on a family. We are on a relentless pursuit of justice for personal injury victims throughout Florida and are committed to recovering the total compensation that you deserve.

Distracted Driving Statistics

In a 2010 survey, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles found that distracted driving is the main cause for over 2,000 motor vehicle accidents in Florida that year. Out of those accidents, seven people were killed, and another 1,474 people were injured. When you step back and look at the United States as a whole, The NHTSA found that 3,092 people were killed and approximately 416,000 were injured in 2010 due to distracted drivers. Texting and driving is by far one of the more dangerous distractions to drivers on the road today. Reading and sending text messages requires the driver's full visual, manual and cognitive attention, which is something that should be directed on the road ahead. Currently there are no distracted driving bans on the drivers of Florida, but 39 other states have adopted bans against texting and driving.

What is distracted driving?

Anything that diverts your attention away from the road is considered to be distracted driving. Since your primary task at hand should be focusing on driving, any of the following could be considered dangerous distractions:

  • Texting and driving
  • Talking or using your cell phone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Turning to talk to car passengers
  • Looking in the mirror and grooming
  • Reading a book or map
  • Focusing on the navigation system
  • Switching stations on the radio and messing with the music

The younger generations are the most serious offenders when it comes to distracted driving. In fact, 16% of all distracted driving traffic accidents involved drivers age 20 and younger. Drivers who partake in these careless activities do not stop to think of how it could affect their safety and the safety of those around them. Thousands of innocent people are injured or killed every year as a result of distracted driving. Don't end up as just another statistic. We want to help you seek compensation from the negligent party who is responsible for the accident. This way you can ensure that you get reimbursed for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and any future injury expenses.

Don't get hit twice! Contact Pittman Law Firm, P.L.

Need a lawyer for an auto accident in Fort Myers, FL? Our firm has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. Over the years we have aggressively protected the rights of our clients and help them recover the restitution they deserve. We have been able to recover millions for the injured, which is why we are a part of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. If you or a family member has been injured in a distracted driving accident in Fort Myers, contact our firm immediately to schedule a free consultation.

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Pittman Law Firm, P.L. - Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney
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