Lakeland Distracted Driving Accidents
Driving While Distracted Is Dangerous & Completely Preventable
Every year, approximately 10% of traffic accident fatalities in the U.S. occur in collisions involving distracted drivers. Distracted driving is dangerous and completely preventable. Drivers must focus their full attention on operating their vehicles safely and obeying traffic laws, or they risk causing or being involved in collisions that can cause catastrophic injuries and claim innocent lives.
At Dismuke Law, we are passionate about helping victims of distracted driving accidents. We believe in helping those who have already been injured by pursuing fair compensation for their losses, while increasing awareness of the dangers of distracted driving to help prevent future accidents. Serving Central Florida from offices in Lakeland and Tampa, we fight to right the wrongs caused by texting, cellphone use, and other distractions on America’s roads.
For a free case review with a Lakeland distracted driving accident attorney, call (863) 292-6922.
Defining Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can take on many forms. Driver distractions are categorized by either:
- Manual Distractions: Taking your hands off the wheel
- Visual Distractions: Taking your eyes off the road
- Cognitive Distractions: Thinking about anything but driving
Examples of Distracted Driving
Some distractions, such as texting, affect all three of these forms of attention and are the most dangerous, but any distraction increases the likelihood of a collision.
Our attorneys have experience with distracted driving accidents caused by:
- Adjusting the mirrors
- Adjusting the radio
- Adjusting the temperature
- Applying makeup
- Changing clothes
- Eating and drinking
- Operating a smartphone
- Personal grooming
- Romantic encounters
- Taking selfies/photos
- Talking on the phone
- Talking to a passenger
- Using a navigation system
- Using social media
- Watching videos
There is no excuse for distracted driving. If another driver was careless and did not have his or her full attention on the road, and this caused a car accident that left you seriously injured, get in touch with a law firm that can help right this wrong.
Texting and Driving Laws in Florida
Nearly everyone has seen another driver with one hand on the wheel and the other on their phone. Whether they are texting, looking at directions, or changing the song, looking away from the road for one second can lead to a collision. According to Florida Statute 316.305, drivers can be pulled over for "manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device or while sending or reading data on such a device for the purpose of nonvoice interpersonal communication, including, but not limited to, communication methods known as texting, e-mailing, and instant messaging." If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an accident where the driver was texting, contact our attorneys to protect your legal rights and get the compensation you deserve.
Trust a Distracted Driving Attorney at Dismuke Law
For a distracted driving attorney, you can trust, rely on the professionals at Dismuke Law. We help Lakeland area accident victims with their personal injury and property damage cases.
Decades of Experience
Dave has dedicated 15 years and a significant portion of his practice to auto accidents and has well-trained staff in place to help you.
We Treat Clients with Excellent Personal Service, Respect & Dignity
Our core belief is that every detail must be studied, that every adversary must be out prepared and outworked and that every client must be treated like they are family.
Personal Injury is All We Do
Dave is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and focuses his practice on automobile accidents.
Dave and his staff worked hard for me and always did what was in my best interest.- Rena S.
Dismuke Law is who I will use for the rest of my life. Definitely worth the phone call!- Shawn B.
Dismuke Law is the first place we would call. They did not disappoint!- Daniel R.
Dismuke Law delivered the results I was hoping for.- Jessie S.
I would highly recommend Dismuke Law to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.- Courtney A.
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