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Florida Distracted Driving Accident LawyerThe roads in Florida are often chaotic, making it impossible to predict the behavior of other drivers. Moreover, pedestrians, bikers, children, and animals can appear seemingly out of nowhere.

Despite the many known dangers of inattentive driving, countless Floridians drive while distracted. Drivers glance at their cell phones, converse with people in the car, or fiddle with their navigation. Even a moment of inattention can have devastating consequences.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, the Florida distracted driving lawyers at Meldon Law can help you seek fair compensation for you and your loved ones. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

Even Brief Distractions While Driving Can Have Devastating Consequences

It only takes a moment for road conditions to change dramatically. Even a moment of distraction places other drivers at risk of severe injuries or death.

Distracted driving accidents are especially dangerous because inattentive drivers have less time to brake before a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 3,000 people die each year in traffic accidents involving distracted drivers. Almost all such accidents are preventable.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident caused by an inattentive or negligent driver, our law firm is here to help. We understand the serious consequences of a car crash, and our distracted driving accident lawyers in Florida are prepared to help you file a claim for compensation.

Providing Outstanding Legal Representation for Distracted Driving Victims in Florida

The injury lawyers at Meldon Law are committed to seeking justice and maximum compensation for our distracted driving clients. When it comes to pursuing your financial recovery, our dedicated legal team will not back down.

A Reputation for Success

Since 1971, Meldon Law has built a reputation for aggressive legal representation for injured clients. Our no-nonsense approach has won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for car accident victims throughout Florida. We are a force to be reckoned with, inside and outside the courtroom.

Comprehensive Legal Services

When you work with Meldon Law, you receive personalized, attentive legal assistance from compassionate, reliable attorneys. As soon as you partner with us, our car accident attorneys immediately begin gathering evidence, contacting insurance companies, and submitting legal filings against the at-fault party. Our team will handle all communication and negotiations concerning your case so you can focus on recovering.

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Getting Justice After a Florida Distracted Driver Accident

If you’ve been injured in a crash with a distracted driver in Florida, you deserve justice. The dedicated Florida distracted driving accident attorneys at Meldon Law are prepared to fight all the way through trial to ensure you’re fully compensated.

Damages we may pursue on your behalf include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Reduced income and other financial losses
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Diminished quality of life

Our Florida personal injury attorneys understand how to obtain excellent results for our clients. Our team can help you and your family get the money you need after a crash with a distracted driver in Florida. Contact our offices today for a free consultation on your case

How Common Are Accidents Caused by Mobile Phone Use in Florida?

In the years since texting and smartphones have become common, the number of distracted driving crashes has risen dramatically. Florida is no exception to this pattern. In response to rising distracted driving crashes, Florida enacted a law banning texting while driving.

According to statistics provided by the NHTSA, Florida ranks 20th in car crash fatalities due to distracted driving. However, the true rate of distracted driving crashes can be difficult to track since police officers cannot check phone use. Often, police rely on the driver’s word when noting that the crash was caused by a texting driver.

Meldon Law’s attorneys can help you discover whether mobile phone use was responsible for your accident. If your injuries resulted from another driver’s negligence, you should not have to pay for the consequences.

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What Other Distractions Can Pull a Driver’s Attention From the Road?

While mobile phones are the latest major distraction to draw Florida drivers’ attention, countless other distractions can cause a crash. Visual distractions, cognitive distractions, and manual distractions pose risks. These include:

  • Personal grooming– Florida drivers who apply makeup, brush their hair, or even shave (believe us, it happens!) are at least partly distracted from what’s going on in front of them. These activities all involve taking at least one hand off the wheel for periods of time, while optimal safe driving involves having both hands on the wheel at all times. Plus, drivers applying products on or near their eyes run the risk of getting these substances into their eyes, which can temporarily blind the driver.
  • Eating– Eating while driving can be very tempting, especially for a driver on a long drive. But this is extremely unsafe behavior. When eating while driving, the driver runs the risk of dropping food on their clothing—food which might be burning hot or staining—causing an additional distraction, pulling the driver’s eyes away from the road.
  • Satellite navigation or in-vehicle entertainment systems– In-vehicle entertainment and satellite navigation systems were designed to be easy for drivers to navigate while behind the wheel. However, they still pose a serious danger to the drivers using them, as well as those with whom they share the road. These systems should only be programmed hands-free or while drivers are stopped, not while they are in motion.
  • Passengers– Driving with passengers is not something that should always be avoided, but rambunctious or irresponsible passengers can be dangerous distractions. Teenage drivers are especially susceptible to distractions caused by passengers.

Our distracted driver accident lawyers in Florida can investigate the cause of a vehicle crash to determine who is responsible. At Meldon Law, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to determining who is at fault for a distracted driving accident. We may obtain witness statements, videos, photos, and police reports to establish who caused your accident so you can hold them accountable for their negligent actions.

Our Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys Can Help After a Distracted Driving Crash in Florida

If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, you need legal help you can rely on. Meldon Law’s distracted driver accident lawyers in Florida can help you seek the damages you deserve for your injuries. Contact the trial-ready Florida distracted driving attorneys at Meldon Law for a consultation on your case.


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