Throughout South Florida (and the nation), drivers are supposed to prioritize the safety of others. Distracted driving is a direct violation of this rule of the road and, in legal terms, the “standard of care” they owe to others. If you can prove that the other driver was distracted, you may recover compensation for any damages caused by that distraction/negligence.
Compensation Available in a Distracted Driving Accident Claim
Every case is different, but most distracted driving accident claimants are compensated for the following.
- Hospital bills and other medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Follow-up care and long-term treatment
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If an accident proves fatal, the victim’s loved ones may file a wrongful death claim to seek damages related to their bereavement.
Proving a distracted driving accident claim requires more legal expertise than most people think.
This Is Because It Is Usually Necessary To:
- Subpoena phone records
- Interview witnesses/conduct depositions
- Consult industry experts
- Reconstruct the accident
- Check out and study the police report
- Seek out and review footage of the accident
A Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney can walk you through the process of “How to File an Accident Claim Against a Distracted Driver.” Better yet, we can take care of every aspect of your case, from depositions to accident reconstruction, to identifying what type of driver distraction led to the accident.
Learn more about how we can help with your case during a free initial evaluation. Give our award winning attorneys a call at (954) 467-8800, or contact us online to schedule a time to speak with a member of our team.
Types of Distracted Driving
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we can help with all types of distracted driving accident claims in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We know how to investigate a case to identify driver distraction, even when it does not seem obvious. Don’t let a distracted driver and their insurance company take advantage of you.
There Are Three Main Types of Distracted Driving, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Visual distractions, which take your eyes off the road
- Manual distractions, which take your hands away from the wheel
- Cognitive distractions, which take your attention away from the road
Examples of Distracted Driving
Most types of distracted driving fall into more than one of the above categories.
A Few Examples Include:
- Using social media
- Talking on the phone
- Talking to passengers
- Eating and drinking
- Putting on makeup/fixing your appearance
- Rubbernecking at accidents or other things on the road
Don’t Settle for Less—Work with Skilled Car Accident Attorneys in South Florida
If you have been the victim of an auto accident, we want to hear from you. Our Fort Lauderdale distracted driving accident attorneys are here 24/7 to take your call. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to pursue even highly complicated claims. Not only do we have over 60 years of experience, but our track record also amounts to millions of dollars won in compensation.
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