Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers in Sebring
What to Do If You Were Injured by a Distracted Driver
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving led to 2,841 traffic-related deaths in 2018 and approximately 400,000 people throughout the U.S. were injured in distracted driving accidents that same year. Yet, despite the dangers and the laws prohibiting certain types of distracted driving, such as texting while driving, people continue to act carelessly and negligently while operating motor vehicles.
If you were injured or your loved one was killed in an auto accident involving a distracted driver, our firm can help you seek the justice and the fair compensation you are owed. Our Sebring distracted driving accident attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for their clients and have extensive experience handling these types of car accident claims. We encourage you to reach out to us today to learn how we can help you file your claim during a free initial consultation.
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Three Forms of Distracted Driving
While using a cell phone while driving is one of the most common—and most commonly thought of—examples of distracted driving, it is not the only way in which a driver can be distracted while operating a motor vehicle. Any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from the task of driving can be a distraction.
Generally speaking, driving distractions fall into three categories:
- Manual Distractions: When the driver removes his or her hand(s) from the steering wheel
- Visual Distractions: When the driver takes his or her eyes off the road
- Cognitive Distractions: When the driver takes his or her mind off the task of driving
In many cases, a driving distraction will fall under more than one category. For example, texting while driving is so dangerous because it involves all three forms of distraction: the driver uses his or hands to send the text, he or she is looking at the cell phone instead of the road, and his or her mind is often on the text conversation—not on driving.
Examples of Distracted Driving
It follows that there are many different examples of driver distractions, all of which can prove deadly when the distracted motorist causes an accident because he or she wasn’t paying attention.
Some common examples of distracted driving include:
- Using a cell phone or handheld device
- Making or receiving a phone call
- Eating or drinking
- Changing the radio station
- Looking at a GPS device or directions on a cell phone
- Reaching to pick up something that fell to the floor of the vehicle
- Talking to a passenger
- Recording a video or voice message
- Turning to reach into the backseat
These are just some examples of driving distractions, but there are many, many others. At Dismuke Law, we know how to investigate accidents in order to determine if a motorist was distracted and whether this was what led to the crash. Our Sebring distracted driving accident lawyers are highly experienced and unafraid to take on major insurance companies in legal proceedings and litigation.
Reach Out to Us Today
We understand just how devastating distracted driving accidents can be; we want to be here for you throughout the recovery process. Our firm can handle all of the legal aspects of your claim so that you can focus on healing from your injuries and moving forward with your life.
If another driver’s careless or wrongful actions caused you to suffer serious injuries and left you facing mounting medical bills, lost income/wages, and significant pain and suffering, turn to our compassionate and zealous personal injury team. Led by Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Law Attorney David C. Dismuke, we have the expertise and skill you need.
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.
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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.
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