Driving While Texting
Texting while driving is one of the major dangers plaguing our roads today. Some studies have even found that texting while driving is even more dangerous than drunk driving because it severely limits a driver’s ability to focus on the road. While these studies are certainly controversial, the most important takeaway is that using a phone while driving a vehicle is a bad idea.
If you have been injured in a car accident with someone who was texting while driving, or that you suspect was texting while driving, contact the team at Abercrombie P.A. as soon as possible to schedule an initial consultation. During this initial consultation, you will be able to learn about your rights as a victim, our history of success helping people in similar situations to your own, and how we can move forward in order to seek the best possible results for your situation.
Read more below about the dangers of texting while driving, what to do after an accident, and how we can help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. We focus on handling the complicated legal matters so that you can focus on reducing your stress and maximizing your recovery so that you can get your life back on track as soon as possible.
What To Do After an Accident With a Texting Driver
Regardless of how or why you got into a car accident, the most important thing to do is to make sure that you and your passengers are safe. In some cases, this means moving to a safe location off of the road and out of oncoming traffic, but in other situations, it requires that you leave someone in place if you suspect that they have suffered from a spinal cord injury.
Contact the police immediately, and if you are incapacitated then it is the responsibility of the other drivers on the road to do so. Once the police arrive, they will be able to secure that area, allow the paramedics and firefighters to attend to their duties, divert traffic, make reports, issue citations, and possibly make any arrests necessary. The resulting police report will be a central document during your potential personal injury lawsuit because it will establish a basic record of the crash, the details, and more.
However, a police report may not be fully comprehensive, meaning that it is important that you gather as many eyewitness accounts as possible. Eyewitnesses will be able to indicate whether or not the other driver was operating erratically, texting, being aggressive, swerving, or anything else that indicates that they were operating their vehicle while extremely distracted, and therefore putting you and everyone else on the road in danger.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Whether or not this means taking an ambulance to the hospital is dependent on the severity of your injuries, but if you or the EMTs on the scene believe that you need immediate medical care, it is in your best interest to accept the ambulance ride. We will seek compensation for the cost of the ambulance in your settlement negotiations of personal injury lawsuit in Winter Park.
Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not show their full impacts until the muscles and tendons tighten, so you may find that a day or two after the crash you are in much more pain than the day of the crash. This is normal, but it is important again that you see a doctor as soon as you begin to experience issues. This will establish a medical record early into the process, making it clear that the injuries resulted from the crash.
Contact Us Now For a Consultation
During your consultation, you will be able to speak with an experienced legal professional about how we have helped victims in similar situations to yours in the past, and how we can help you with your case moving forward. We will work directly with the insurance companies throughout negotiations for a settlement agreement, and will then move forward to a full lawsuit if we are unable to reach a fair agreement out of court.
Regardless, our experience with texting while driving accidents in Central Florida will be a major help to your case, and we will be able to guide you through this complicated and confusing process with ease and confidence. We look forward to working with you.