Recover Maximum Settlement For A Distracted Driving Accident
When a driver’s full attention is not on driving, their reaction time is impaired. While distracted driving may not be explicitly against the law, it is dangerous. When distracted driving leads to a crash, the distracted driver may be held liable for injuries.
At the law offices of Vocelle & Berg, LLP, our board-certified distracted driving lawyers have witnessed the damage that distracted driving can cause and have helped crash victims in our state recover damages for their losses. We know that our job is to assist you in recovering your maximum settlement amount. We strategically build your claim, investigate the facts, and aggressively negotiate on your behalf to improve your chances of getting every cent you deserve.
What Are The Types Of Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving extends well beyond the use of a cellphone while behind the wheel. Distractions can be cognitive, manual or visual in nature, and even something as seemingly harmless as chatting with a passenger can be distracting.
In addition to texting or talking on a mobile device, other types of distracted driving include driving while:
- Navigating/using a map or GPS
- Using social media or apps
- Checking email
- Applying makeup
- Attending to children or pets
- Changing the radio
- Dancing while driving
- Talking to other passengers
Liability For A Distracted Driving Accident
When a distracted driver causes a motor vehicle crash, they may be held liable for the severe injuries they cause. Florida is a no-fault state, which means that each driver is responsible for filing a claim with their own insurance company after a crash, regardless of fault.
However, if injuries are serious, drivers may step outside of the no-fault system by filing a lawsuit. If you have suffered serious injuries and can prove that your car crash would not have occurred but for the distracted driving of the at-fault party, you can hold the distracted driver liable for your damages.
To Seek Maximum Compensation, Get A Free Consultation
You have the right to hold negligent, distracted drivers liable. We can help you. To schedule a free consultation with our Vero Beach law firm, call our offices today at 772-562-8111 or use our online form to contact us.