Distracted Driving Accidents
Driving while distracted is dangerous. But many drivers still do it, and many times that results in auto accidents that leave people hurt. Victims are left with serious injuries and medical expenses that can become overwhelming. That’s when people in southwestern Florida turn to the auto accident attorneys at Farrow & Pulice, P.A.
Distracted driving is engaging in any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from the road. Examples include texting, talking on a cell phone, adjusting dashboard controls, talking to other passengers and eating or drinking. Any of these examples take the driver’s concentration away from the task of driving.
It may not seem like taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds is a big deal. But at a speed of 55 mph, a driver can travel the length of a football field while distracted by something else for just five seconds. That is more than enough time to not see another car or pedestrian and cause an accident.
Injuries caused in a distracted driving accident can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones to spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury. It can take months or even longer to fully recover. Some are left with permanent injuries. And the medical expenses add up very quickly, just as you are unable to return to work, resulting in a loss of income.
You deserve financial compensation for your injuries. But recovering compensation after a distracted driving accident can be difficult. Negligent drivers rarely admit they were distracted. And insurance companies always look for ways to pay you as little as they possibly can. They may even blame you for what happened.
Experience that gets results in southwestern Florida
That’s why you need an experienced auto accident attorney who knows how to build strong cases that hold distracted driver accountable. Our firm can investigate your accident. We know where to look for evidence the driver was distracted at the time of the crash. We review all relevant documentation and identify and interview witnesses.
We focus on building a case that insurance companies have to take seriously. This often convinces them it is in their best interests to negotiate a settlement with us. But we’re not interested in a quick settlement that helps them save money. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
Our attorneys determine the total damages you have suffered. This includes all current and future medical expenses related to your injury, as well as any lost wages while you were left unable to work. It may also include non-economic damages such as disability, emotional distress and pain and suffering.
If the insurance company is not willing to negotiate a settlement that works for you, our attorney will be ready to fight for you in court. Our attorneys are skilled litigators who know how to present evidence to jurors in a clear and concise way. Our track record includes many significant jury awards for clients.
Learn more about how we can help during a free case evaluation with one of our car accident attorneys. Schedule a time to come in to one of our offices by calling 866-408-1220. And if you can’t come to us, we can visit you at home, in a hospital room or another location that is convenient for you.