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Pensacola Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured By Distracted Drivers in Florida

Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents on Florida roads, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. If you or a loved one was injured in a car crash caused by a driver who was distracted by their cell phone or other device, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages.

At Crawford Law in Pensacola, FL, we understand the devastating consequences that distracted driving accidents can have on victims and their families. Our dedicated distracted driving accident attorney is committed to helping victims seek justice and recover the compensation they deserve.

Contact our firm for a case evaluation with our distracted driving accident lawyer in Pensacola.

What Is Distracted Driving?

In Florida, distracted driving is considered any activity that diverts the driver's attention away from the primary task of driving. This includes activities like texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, using a GPS, adjusting the radio, or attending to passengers or pets in the vehicle. Importantly, Florida law explicitly prohibits texting while driving under the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.

Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

The most common cause of distracted driving accidents is texting while driving. Other prevalent causes include:

  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Adjusting the radio or navigation system
  • Attending to children or pets in the back seat

These actions significantly increase the risk of a collision as they divert the driver's attention from the road.

Common Injuries in Distracted Driving Accidents

Common injuries include:

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: The abrupt force of a collision can cause the head to jerk violently, leading to whiplash. This injury can result in chronic pain, reduced mobility, and long-term discomfort.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): A blow to the head during an accident can cause traumatic brain injuries. TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage, leading to cognitive impairment, memory loss, and emotional changes.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries could have life-altering consequences, including partial or complete paralysis. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The impact of a crash can cause bones to break or fracture, necessitating surgeries and lengthy recovery periods. Commonly impacted areas include the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis.
  • Internal Injuries: Internal injuries, like damage to organs, internal bleeding, and punctured lungs, can be life-threatening and may not be instantly apparent. Prompt medical attention is crucial.
  • Emotional Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, victims of distracted driving accidents often suffer from emotional trauma, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The psychological effect can be profound and long-lasting.

Compensation for Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents

Victims of distracted driving accidents may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses: This can cover both current and future medical bills related to the accident.
  • Lost wages: If your injury has caused you to miss work or reduced your earning capacity, you may be compensated for these losses.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation may also be awarded for physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident.
  • Property damage: You may be reimbursed for the cost to repair or replace your vehicle and other property damaged in the accident.

Why Choose Crawford Law?

At Crawford Law, we have extensive experience handling distracted driving accident cases. Our dedicated team understands the complexities of Florida's distracted driving laws and will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf. We are committed to securing the maximum compensation for our clients to cover their medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.

Call (850) 220-2098 to request a case evaluation with Crawford Law. Let our Pensacola distracted driving accident attorney help you get the justice you deserve.

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