West Palm Beach Distracted Driving Lawyer
There never seem to be enough hours in a day. As a result, many people try to multitask by doing two things at once. Unfortunately, multitasking is rarely effective and is downright deadly when attempted behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving causes about nine fatalities and 1,000 accidents every single day. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact one of our skilled West Palm Beach distracted driving lawyers right away.
Drivers must keep both hands on the steering wheel and both eyes on the road. Anything that peels their eyes away for even a fraction of a section can be deadly. For example, many drivers become distracted by:
- Talking on the phone
- Putting on makeup
- Brushing their hair
- Arguing with a passenger
- Reaching for something in the glove compartment box
- Adjusting controls
- Adjusting a GPS system
- Looking at the scenery
A car travelling 55 miles per hour can travel the full length of a football field within five seconds, so it is vital that all drivers focus on the road at all times.
Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers
Failure to pay adequate attention can lead to a host of car accidents, including:
- Head-on Collisions
- Fender Benders
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Single Vehicle Crashes
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
Many of these collisions are especially serious, leading to death or serious bodily injuries.
Act Fast to Protect Your Rights
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you might have a right to compensation for a variety of economic and non-economic losses. Our clients have received money for:
- Medical care
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship, care, comfort, and sexual relations in your marriage
Unfortunately, Florida gives injured motorists a limited amount of time to protect their rights. There are many deadlines you must meet:
- If you want to access personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, you must receive medical treatment within 14 days from an appropriate provider.
- If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit, you must do so within two years of the car accident. If you miss this deadline, you lose the right to sue them.
Because the process of receiving compensation is complicated, you should retain a West Palm Beach distracted driving attorney as soon as possible.
Experienced West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyers are Available
Distracted driving is a danger on Florida’s freeways and roads, and injured motorists must hold distracted drivers accountable. At the Leifer Law Firm, we have helped injured clients obtain the compensation they deserve.
Our team of car accident lawyers in West Palm Beach can help you determine who is responsible for the crash and whether they were distracted at the time of the collision. By building your case the correct way, you can maximize the amount of compensation you receive in a settlement. To talk to one of our attorneys, please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.