Jacksonville Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
In an instant, a distracted driver can change your life. By taking their focus off the road, distracted or texting drivers put everyone else in peril. If you were struck by a distracted driver, Farah & Farah understands the pain, fear, and frustration you may be feeling in this uncertain time. Our Jacksonville distracted driving attorneys can help provide clarity, give you financial certainty and allow you to focus on recovery. Call today for a no cost, no obligation consultation.
You may have suffered an injury or lost someone you love in a car accident and believe the accident was caused due to distracted driving/texting. If this is the case, then you could be eligible to make a claim and collect compensation. At Farah & Farah, our car accident lawyers want to help minimize your suffering and fight for the compensation you may be entitled to receive.
How Can Farah & Farah Help?
At Farah & Farah, your road to recovery is our main focus. Our attorneys have years of proven experience with personal injury cases and will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. When you trust us to handle your claim, we will:
- Find a qualified doctor to treat your injuries
- Arrange a rental car if you need one to get to work
- Make sense of the paperwork and ensure that no deadlines are missed
- Negotiate with insurance companies for the fair value of your vehicle
- Gather all the necessary evidence to prove that the driver who struck you was distracted at the time of the crash
- Negotiate your medical bills so you pay less and take home more money
What Constitutes Distracted Driving in Jacksonville?
Distracted driving is becoming all too common in Jacksonville and while texting is one of the main culprits, it isn’t the only one. Anything that takes a driver’s attention off the road is considered distracted driving, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that close to 70% of rear-end crashes are due to driver inattention.
Distracted driving may be manual, visual or cognitive and can include:
- Tuning your radio
- Eating or drinking
- Reading or writing
- Bending down to pick something up off the floor
- Talking on your phone
- Reaching into the glove compartment
- Applying makeup
- Brushing your hair
- Cleaning the windshield
How Can Negligence Be Proven When a Driver was Distracted?
In order to prove another party was negligent, your attorney will gather photos, witness information, security footage and more from the accident scene to build evidence to back up your claim. A police report will also be collected that includes detailed explanations of how the accident occurred, possibly including an opinion of who caused it. Furthermore, it is possible to access cellphone records to prove that the accused was using his/her phone at the time of the accident. Any information needed to prove negligence will be at your disposal to get the best possible outcome.
When is the Best Time to File a Claim?
Filing your claim as soon as possible after the accident is the ideal scenario, as waiting too long could put you at risk of missing deadlines or even trigger allegations of insurance fraud. Texting while driving in Florida is currently prohibited, but is enforced as a secondary offense. In Florida, 17 lives are lost every month due to distracted driving/texting.
Farah & Farah Can Get You Immediate Relief
If your life has been changed because of someone else’s distracted driving, we can help ease the financial and emotional burdens. Farah & Farah can ensure that we will help you recover from your injuries. Call (877) 245-6707 and build your case today.