What to Know About Auto Accidents in Florida Caused by Texting While Driving

What to Know About Auto Accidents in Florida Caused by Texting While Driving

The National Safety Council recently issued a report that states over 1.6 million auto accidents are caused by texting while driving every single year. Of those accidents, about 390,000 serious injuries are sustained. In fact, texting while driving accounts for about 25% of all car accidents yet still, people all over the state of Florida continue to text while driving. Rather obviously, doing so is both unsafe and illegal, and it can have very serious repercussions. Unfortunately, if you are someone who was injured in an auto accident due to a motorist who was texting while driving, you know this all too well. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help if you were injured due to a negligent driver. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after a car accident due to texting while driving?

There are several steps you can take to bolster your chances of winning a personal injury claim after a car accident. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask the driver for his or her insurance information.
  3. Ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information.
  4. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  5. Seek immediate medical treatment.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney who can gather all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. In many cases, we can obtain phone records to prove that the other driver was texting at the time of your accident.

To learn more about what you should do after being injured in a car accident, simply click the video below.

How long will I have to sue someone after an accident in Florida?

All those who’ve been wrongly injured must file their personal injury claims in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, meaning that in most cases, you will have four years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries. If you wait any longer than four years, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to help you today.

Contact our experienced Orlando firm

Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.

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