Texting While Driving Accidents in St. Petersburg | What You Should Know

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As you may know, distracted driving (typically in the form of texting while driving) is the number one cause of auto accidents here in the United States. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Florida personal injury lawyer to learn more about texting while driving accidents in St. Petersburg and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt because of a distracted driver.

Texting While Driving Accident Statistics

There are several statistics available to the general public regarding the extent of auto accidents caused by texting while driving that help show the bigger picture of just how dangerous texting while driving is. To start, you should note that the NHTSA has said that roughly 660,000 drivers are using their cellular devices while driving at any given moment. Drivesafeonline.org also conducted a study that says driving while intoxicated slows a driver’s reaction time to where it is the equivalent of having four beers in one hour. Perhaps most harrowing of all, Virginia Tech published a study that concluded drivers are 20 times more likely to get into an accident if they text while driving.

If you were hurt by a motorist who was texting while driving, you should strongly consider reaching out to our experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney.

Bringing Your Personal Injury Claim

When someone is hurt in an auto accident, they will have to prove that another person is directly responsible for the accident in order to recover compensation. Some of the best forms of evidence in terms of proving personal injury claims are pictures of the accident, phone records to show whether the person was texting at the time of the accident, surveillance footage of the accident, medical documents regarding your injuries, and a copy of the police report filed at the scene. Ensure that you file your personal injury claim within four years of the date of your accident. If you wait longer than four years, you will lose your right to sue. To learn more about whether you may have a valid auto accident claim, simply click the video below or give our firm a call.

Contact our experienced St. Petersburg firm

Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.