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Hit and Injured By a Distracted Driver in Palm Beach County, FL?

Send negligent drivers a strong message with help from an experienced lawyer

Whether it’s texting and driving, talking to a passenger, or simply being distracted by their surroundings, driver distractions can have severe consequences on Florida roads. These distractions divert the driver’s attention away from the task of driving, increasing the risk of serious car accidents and injuries. It only takes a split second of distraction for a collision to occur, leading to devastating consequences for everyone involved. That’s why it’s crucial for drivers to prioritize safety and focus solely on the road while behind the wheel.

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, we understand the profound impact that distracted driving accidents can have on victims and their families. Mr. Shomo and his dedicated legal team are committed to holding distracted drivers accountable for their negligence and seeking justice for those who have been injured as a result.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a distracted driver in Palm Beach County, you don’t have to face the legal process alone. Mr. Shomo and his team will fight tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation with our law firm, and let us help you pursue the justice and financial compensation you deserve.

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving means driving while not fully paying attention. It happens when a driver’s focus is on something other than driving, making it harder to stay alert, control the vehicle, and make quick decisions. Distractions can come from thoughts, things happening nearby, or doing activities unrelated to driving. The results of distracted driving can be serious, affecting not only the driver but also passengers and others on the road.

What are the different types of distracted driving?

Distracted driving comes in different forms, each posing its own set of risks. Understanding these types helps highlight the various ways attention can be diverted while behind the wheel:

  • Visual: This occurs when a driver diverts their eyes away from the road, which can happen when they look at a passenger, check their phone, or read a map while driving.
  • Manual: Manual distraction involves taking one or both hands off the steering wheel. This can happen when a driver reaches for an object, eats, grooms themselves, or adjusts controls in the vehicle.
  • Cognitive: Cognitive distraction happens when a driver’s mind is not fully focused on driving. This can occur when a driver daydreams, engages in deep conversations or is mentally occupied with activities other than driving. Cognitive distractions may also include phone conversations or using hands-free devices that still take attention away from the road.

It is worth noting that texting while driving involves all three types of distraction, making it particularly dangerous and increasing the likelihood of accidents and injuries on the road.

Florida texting and driving laws

Florida has strict laws against texting while driving, outlined in Florida Statutes section 316.305. This law specifically prohibits operating a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering text into a wireless communications device for nonvoice interpersonal communication. This includes activities like texting, emailing, and instant messaging.

Other types of distracted driving aren’t specifically illegal. However, all motorists have a legal responsibility to pay attention, operate their vehicles safely, and avoid causing crashes. When they fail in that responsibility, they can be held accountable.

The right attorney can protect your rights

When you choose The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. for your distracted driving accident claim, you select a team dedicated to securing the maximum compensation for you. From your free consultation to settlement or trial, we’ll fight hard for you from start to finish.

Get a law firm committed to your success. Contact us and arrange your free consultation with a trusted Palm Beach Garden car accident attorney. We approach each case with the seriousness it deserves. Your case matters to us, and we handle it like it was our own.

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