Representation For Distracted Driving And Texting Behind The Wheel

We have all seen it while driving down roads and freeways — other drivers putting on makeup while driving, eating or texting behind the wheel. These drivers are obviously distracted and have little to no regard for the health and safety of others.

At first blush, it may not seem like a big deal. However, vehicles are approximately 4,000 pounds of steel, plastic and glass hurtling down the road with an inattentive captain at the wheel. They are accidents waiting to happen.

Staggering Distracted Driving Statistics

Whether the distracted driver was texting, using a cellphone, eating, grooming themselves or reading, the most recent statistics from 2014 provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the dangers of distracted driving are disturbing.

At any given time during the day, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cellphones or other electronic devices while driving. As a result, 18 percent of the total auto accidents that occurred in 2014 in the U.S. were because of a distracted driver. Over 3,000 people died, another 431,000 and 520 nonoccupants, like pedestrians and bikers, were killed.

Experienced Lawyers Dedicated To Securing Compensation For Victims

At Canan Law, our attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience handling distracted driving on Interstate 95 and surrounding roads. We also handle other personal injury claims for individuals in St. Johns County and Northeast Florida.

Our lawyers have been able to successfully recover damages for injured parties and their families, while also taking steps to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and prevent future incidents in our community. We can also pursue wrongful death suits if a distracted driving accident resulted in fatalities.

Punitive Damages

We've also recovered punitive damages (those meant to punish the wrongdoer rather than compensation for out-of-pocket expenses) for victims of auto accidents.

Call Our Team Today

If you have been injured by a driver who was texting while driving or otherwise distracted, contact our attorneys to schedule a free consultation. Call our St. Augustine and St. Johns offices at 904-217-6209, or contact us online. Learn how we can help you.