Tampa Distracted Driving & Texting Lawyer
Someones else’s bad decision can forever change the course of your life. They took their attention away from the road and now you are paying the price for their distraction. You deserve compensation and we are here to help.
Farah & Farah understands the anger and frustration that you must be feeling at a time when someone else’s preventable actions have thrown your life into a tailspin. Our team of Tampa distracted driving and texting lawyers can answer your questions, help recover your losses and get you on the road to recovery. Call us today at (813) 358-0490 for a free consultation.
Why Choose Farah & Farah?
When you choose to work with our team of personal injury lawyers in Tampa, you will benefit from our vast experience, compassion and desire to fight for your rights. We are the firm that is going to understand your unique needs and cater to them:
- Assist with property damage.
- Negotiate with the insurance company to get the fair market value for your vehicle.
- Help you arrange and pay for appropriate medical care.
- Arrange to have a medical provider document all of your injuries.
- Gather all of the necessary documentation for your case—crash reports, medical records, and insurance reports.
Do I Need a Lawyer in a Distracted Driving Accident?
There are so many factors that go into determining cause and negligence in distracted driving cases, so it’s always advisable to hire a Tampa distracted driving and texting attorney from Farah & Farah. You want to have a team of professionals who have the experience to make sure the outcome is in your favor.
Types of Distraction
There are three types of distraction that can occur when you’re driving:
- Manual – when you take your hands off the wheel
- Visual – when you take your eyes off the road
- Cognitive – when you take your mind off of driving
Examples of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving encompasses more than just cell phone usage and devices. It can also pertain to eating, reading, adjusting controls, attending to children, putting on makeup, and anything else that takes your focus off of operating the vehicle.
Florida Laws on Distracted Driving
Florida has now banned the use of cellphones while driving. It has recently made it a primary traffic offense to text while driving and officers will stop drivers who are found using their cellphone. Drivers are only allowed to use their cellphone if it is being used as a navigation device, to read emergency messages or to make phone calls. The new law prohibits the use of cellphones in work and school zones, except for emergencies.
Compensation in a Distracted Driving Case
In a distracted driving case, the amount of compensation you are entitled to depends partly on the circumstances surrounding the accident. However, these are the types of things that will most often be compensated.
- Medical expenses (current and future).
- Loss of wages.
- Pain and suffering.
- Emotional distress.
Find a Solution with Farah & Farah
If you were seriously injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, we understand that you are distressed and confused right now. We are here to provide the answers and support you need. Call us today for a free consultation. We are here 24/7 to take your call.