With more drivers choosing to text, talk on the phone, eat, apply makeup and participate in other dangerous behaviors while behind the wheel, accidents caused by distracted driving have been steadily rising.
At The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., we see the devastating aftermath of texting and driving accidents all too often. As a law firm providing personal injury legal services to clients throughout Tampa Bay and surrounding areas, our attorneys are committed to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and helping victims of accidents caused by negligence seek maximum compensation.
While any activity that takes a driver’s hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or mind off driving is risky, texting while driving has proven to be exceptionally dangerous. Let’s look at some sobering statistics:
As these alarming statistics show, texting behind the wheel has quickly become one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. With drivers’ eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds while texting, the potential for accidents, injuries and fatalities dramatically increases.
Tampa roads have seen a fair share of tragic accidents caused by texting over the past several years. In 2017, there were over 1,700 distracted driving accidents just in Hillsborough County, many linked to texting and social media use.
Some high-profile Tampa texting and driving accidents include:
The consequences of texting and driving accidents can be devastating. Victims may face mounting medical bills, lost income, permanent disabilities, PTSD and pain and suffering. Drivers who cause serious injury or death because of texting while driving may face criminal charges like vehicular manslaughter.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver in the Tampa area, you have legal rights. Our experienced personal injury attorneys fight for maximum compensation for clients injured because of another driver’s negligence. We handle the insurance claim process so you can focus on healing and recovery.
With over 25 years assisting injured accident victims in the Tampa area, our legal team can conduct a thorough investigation, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and take the negligent driver to court if necessary.
We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing until we win your case. Don’t wait to get the compensation you deserve after a texting and driving accident.
Call The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A. at 813-258-4878 or contact us online for a free consultation today.