Gainesville Distracted Driving Accidents Attorney
All motorists in Florida are expected to remain focused on the road at all times and when they become distracted, they cause some of the most serious accidents. Texting and driving is illegal in the Sunshine State, but too many drivers still hold their phone to text and talk while they are behind the wheel. Drivers also face other distractions too, which are just as dangerous because they take the motorist’s attention away from the road in front of them. If you have been hurt, a Gainesville distracted driving accidents attorney can help you claim damages from the liable driver.
Our Attorney Defines Distracted Driving
When people hear the term ‘distracted driving,’ they often first think of texting and driving. However, there are many other forms of distracted driving, as well. Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes a motorist’s hands off the wheel, their eyes off the road, or their focus off of their surroundings.
Certain forms of distracted driving, such as texting while driving, are against the law. When drivers do not comply with traffic laws and cause an accident as a result, they are considered negligent per se. This means the court will presume they acted negligently because they broke the law. Other types of distracted driving, such as eating while on the road, are not violations of traffic law. Still, these actions can be considered careless and so, a driver can still be found negligent if they acted carelessly but did not break the law.
Our Attorney Can Prove Distracted Driving
Proving an act of negligence is never easy, and this is especially true when you are trying to prove a driver was distracted at the time of a crash. After all, you were not in the vehicle with the other driver and so, cannot prove that they were on their phone or otherwise distracted moments before the accident. Fortunately, a Gainesville distracted driving accidents attorney will know how to prove the other driver was distracted.
An attorney will collect important pieces of evidence, such as dash cam footage from a nearby driver, or video surveillance from nearby businesses. This type of footage can show what each driver was doing just before the accident, including shining light on the fact that they were distracted. An attorney will also subpoena the cell phone records of the other driver, which could prove that they were texting or talking at the time of the accident. An attorney will also defend against claims that you were partly negligent for the accident, so you claim the fair settlement you deserve.
Call Our Gainesville Distracted Driving Accidents Attorney Can Advise on Your Case
If you have been hurt in a crash, our Gainesville distracted driving accidents attorney at Meldon Law is here to help. We know how to prove your case and help you claim the maximum damages you deserve during this difficult time. Call us today at 800-373-8000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.