TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IN OCALA

YOU NEED TOUGH LEGAL REPRESENTATION

Distracted driving, such as texting, is extremely dangerous. Not only does it take a drivers’ eyes and attention off the road, but it can also make drivers less responsive than if they were driving while intoxicated. In 2013, Florida joined the group of states who have passed a law banning texting while driving. Unfortunately, a driver cannot be pulled over just for texting and driving—an officer must observe an individual committing a separate offense, such as speeding.

DISTRACTED DRIVING IS A DANGEROUS PRACTICE

85 fatal crashes in Florida were caused by distracted driving from 2010 through 2011 according to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). A recent study found that drivers who are texting are 23 times more likely to crash than a driver who is not. While the law is a good first-step toward ridding Florida highways of drivers who are texting, a first offense will only cost the guilty driver $30.

Attorney Steven Wingo understands the serious harm that can be involved in a car accident involving distracted driving. Such accidents can result in the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Tendon and muscle injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Head, neck, and brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

STEVEN WINGO IS READY TO FIGHT FOR YOU!

If you have been injured in a car accident that was due to texting on the part of the other driver, Attorney Steven Wingo can help. He can request their cell phone records to implicate them as the guilty party and can even subpoena the recipients of text messages or emails sent by the person responsible for injuring you. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, Steven Wingo can hold irresponsible drivers accountable and fight to get you the compensation needed to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and emotional suffering that comes from a car accident.

Contact Ocala Personal Injury Lawyer Steven Wingo today if you have been injured by a person who was texting while driving. His firm offers free initial consultations to all potential clients.