Distracted Driving Lawyers in Florida
Protecting Auto Accident Victims
In 2008, distracted driving accounted for almost 6,000 deaths nationwide, along with more than 500,000 injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although as of 2010, Florida did not have a law specifically outlawing the use of cell phones while driving, there is no doubt that cell phone use while driving is careless and can lead to serious car accidents. It is not always immediately apparent after a car accident whether the at-fault driver was texting or using a cell phone. Nonetheless, a knowledgeable auto accident lawyer knows the investigative techniques to use to determine whether cell phone use or any other distraction was part of what caused the negligent driver to crash.
Depending on the exact circumstances, a driver who causes an accident because of cell phone use may be liable for criminal negligence. In such cases, it may be possible for the auto accident victim to seek punitive damages as well as compensatory damages. Auto accident victims should make sure to ask their car accident lawyers to investigate whether cell phone use could have caused the accident that injured them.
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Freidin Brown, P.A.: Standing Up to Protect Your Rights
Freidin Brown, P.A. brings more than 100 collective years of courtroom experience to our representation of auto accident victims. We have a long track record of success negotiating settlements and winning jury verdicts on behalf of people seriously injured in car accidents on Florida roads. Our Florida car accident lawyers take professional pride in being powerful advocates for auto accident victims, who otherwise would have to face powerful insurance companies on their own without assistance.
Our goal in every car accident case, whether it involves distracted driving or another cause, are:
- To conduct a thorough independent investigation to determine who was at fault in the accident
- Build a complete picture of our client’s financial losses as a result of the accident
- Present a firm financial demand to the insurance company or insurance companies responsible for making payment
After a serious car accident, seek legal advice about your right to financial compensation before you sign any settlement agreement. At Freidin Brown, P.A., we work on a contingent-fee basis, asking no upfront fees of our clients. Only once we have favorably resolved the case will we ask to be reimbursed for our services. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
Do not hesitate to contact us today for passionate legal representation.