Texting While Driving Accidents | What You Need to Know

Oct 22, 2020 - Car Accidents

Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous actions that any motorist can take. In fact, The National Safety Council has recently reported that texting while driving causes about 1.6 million auto accidents every single year. Of those crashes, about 390,000 injuries occur as a result. In fact, about 25% of all car accidents, in today’s day and age, are caused by texting while driving. These are just some of the most alarming statistics associated with texting while driving, and if you are someone who has been injured in an accident due to a motorist who was texting while driving, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you if you’ve been injured in a car accident with someone who was texting while driving. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I sue someone for an injury due to texting while driving?

If you are hurt in an accident because of a motorist who was texting while driving, you should do your best to document the incident to ensure you have all of the evidence needed to win a personal injury claim. This includes asking the negligent motorist for his or her insurance information, asking anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number, taking pictures of any damage to your vehicle/the other motorist’s vehicle, obtaining police reports and medical documents, and retaining the services of an experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorney. In many cases, we can work to obtain cell phone data to prove that the negligent party was texting while driving, and we can also work to obtain surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Florida?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, which means you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. It is always best to bring your claim to our attention sooner, rather than later, though if you wait any longer than four years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. We are here to help you today–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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