Smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices have connected our world and progressed technology in unfathomable ways. However, when combined with the dangers of the road, portable electronic devices are notorious for causing immense damage. Victims of texting while driving accidents often suffer from severe personal injuries, psychological trauma, and other damages. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident caused by texting while driving, you have the right to pursue a just result.
A Sarasota texting while driving accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can assist you in the aftermath of a texting while driving accident. Our team is here to collect crucial pieces of evidence as we establish a liable party and build a case on your behalf. Our lawyers will examine the role of distraction, negligence, and misconduct in an accident. We will interpret relevant laws and pursue any forms of financial compensation that you and your loved ones may be owed. To learn more about how we can help after an accident, call our office today at 1-800-747-3733.
The Rising Costs of Texting While Driving
In Florida and the rest of the United States, texting while driving harms innocent drivers and pedestrians. In addition to causing unnecessary accidents that damage vehicles and personal property, texting while driving accidents are a common cause of severe personal injuries and wrongful death. Holding guilty parties responsible for their actions is an important step in preventing further harm caused by such negligent behaviors.
Florida is doing its part to curb texting while driving. The Official Florida Driver License Handbook shows that drivers can expect to accrue six or more points on their driving record when texting while driving results in a car accident. In addition to this penalty, a driver found guilty of texting while driving may face more severe charges at the local, state, and federal levels. Sometimes a driver may have their license and driving privileges suspended. However, given the severe nature of accidents caused by texting while driving, the consequences are typically more punitive than a simple driver’s license suspension.
A Sarasota texting while driving accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will work towards justice on your behalf. We will collect detailed forms of evidence, such as driver records, phone records, witness reports, and more. Our team of lawyers will take care of any necessary communications with insurance companies, related drivers, law enforcement agents, and any other parties connected to your situation. We will fight to recover any eligible form of financial compensation on your behalf. Call our office today at 1-800-747-3733.
Working with a Lawyer After an Accident
When you work with a lawyer after an accident involving texting while driving, they will begin by investigating the incident. They may collect detailed forms of evidence, including the following:
- Cell phone records
- Driver records
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Police reports
- Surveillance camera and dashcam footage
- Photographic evidence
After collecting evidence, your lawyer will begin to build a case that represents your rights. As part of this process, it may be necessary to communicate with law enforcement officers, involved drivers, witnesses, and insurance agents. Rather than having to confront this burden on your own, your lawyer will take care of these potentially difficult conversations on your behalf.
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d), victims who suffer an act of wrongful death have a limited time to take legal action in the state of Florida. If you fail to act within two years of the incident that led to wrongful death, then you may forfeit your rights to justice. By getting in touch with a legal team after an incident, you enable them to begin building a case that defends the rights of you and your loved ones.
Liability is a key concept in a texting while driving accident. As part of your defense, your lawyer will fight to establish a liable party and hold them accountable for their dangerous actions. In this stage, you may qualify to collect financial compensation for your harm and damages. Some potential expenses that eligible forms of compensation may cover include the following:
- Emergency medical transportation
- X-rays and other imaging tests
- Prescription medication
- Assistive medical devices
- Property damage
- Psychological harm and trauma
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation programs
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
Accidents caused by texting while driving are on the rise, both in Florida and across the country. Victims who suffer physical harm, psychological trauma, and other forms of damage have the right to pursue justice against responsible parties. However, with mounting financial, personal, and health concerns, it may be tough to pursue the legal aspects of your case after an accident. With a lawyer working on your behalf, you can free yourself to focus on the things that are most important to you, such as your personal life, your happiness, and your recovery.
A Sarasota texting while driving accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will work to defend your legal rights while compiling a case that represents your position. Our team will examine any forms of harm that you or your loved ones suffered in an accident. We will also interpret any relevant local, state, and federal laws as we develop your case. We are here to fight for any eligible financial compensation that you may be owed. If needed, we will even defend your position in a trial. Contact a member of our team today at 1-800-747-3733. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we go the extra mile.
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