Florida Accidents From Texting and Driving

Posted by Daniel BottariAug 27, 2021

Texting and driving is incredibly dangerous, because the driver's attention is diverted from the road to the phone.  Accidents from texting and driving are some of the most commonly caused reasons for accidents in 2021. No one should ever be texting and driving, but unfortunately texting and driving is more the rule rather than the exception. It is just as dangerous as someone who is impaired from alcohol and driving.  Texting and driving accidents in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and the surrounding areas happen on a daily basis. You may be wondering what you should do if you've been the victim of an accident caused by a distracted driver. We hope that you called the police to report the accident. 

The police officer who arrived at the scene should have given you a driver exchange form that displays the insurance information for the driver who was texting and driving. This information will help you to notify the distracted driver's insurance carrier that you are making a claim. What if the driver who was texting hit and run and left the scene of the accident?  Did you obtain the vehicle's license plate.  Are their any witnesses to the texting and driving accident?  We can help you to obtain any necessary witness statements to identify the person who left the scene.  Additionally, their may have been video surveillance footage or dash cam footage that captured the driver's license plate. If you or a family member purchased uninsured motorist coverage, then you can still make a claim against your own policy.  Uninsured motorists coverage protects you by allowing you to make first-party claims due to hit and run drivers. We can help you to make an insurance claim by providing you with a free consultation. To make an appointment, contact our office at 561-588-2781 to speak to a car accident attorney who handles texting and driving accidents. 

Teenagers texting and driving are frequently scene driving on the road while not paying attention to their surroundings. The teenager could have been on instagram while driving.  Instagram, Facebook and using other forms of social media while driving are frequent causes of distracted driving in Florida. 

April is distracted driving awareness month and according to the National Highway Safety Institute,  37,000 people were killed on highways in the United States. 

If you have been injured by a distracted driver due to a driver texting while driving, call us at 561-588-2781 to speak to a car accident attorney about your case.