Driving While Texting in Coral Springs
Florida's Driving While Texting Laws
The use of cell phones, PDAs and even laptops while driving are causing
significant increases in the number of car accidents. Recently enacted
laws make it illegal for a driver to write, send or read text messages
while driving. Persons 18 years old or younger are also prohibited for
using a wireless device when they are behind the wheel. A driver will
be fined for texting while driver, but can also incur harsher penalties
if their texting resulted in an accident.
When a car accident is caused by texting, the distracted driver can be
held liable for damages. Even if you believe you were partially responsible
for the incident, you may still qualify for compensation under the state's
comparative negligence laws. If you were injured by a driver that was
texting, contact a car accident attorney to discuss your compensation
options, including monetary damages for:
- Medical treatment and care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Property damage
- Lost current and future wages
Looking for an attorney for texting and driving case in Coral Springs?
A personal injury lawyer at Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. can investigate
your accident and provide the confident representation you will need when
seeking injury compensation. We have helped many clients pursuing compensation
for a car accident, and can give you insight into the claim process.
A distracted driver can cause accidents that result in serious injuries
such as broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord damage, brain damage and
back injuries. Texting while driving is a common form of distraction that
can have horrific consequences. Attorneys at our firm know the impact
accident-related injuries can have on a person's life, and will steadfastly
fight for your rights to damages. We are highly skilled litigators that
provide professional and caring legal assistance and will take whatever
legal steps are necessary to acquire the financial assistance you need.