Florida motorists commonly hear about the dangers associated with texting while driving. A 29-year-old man from Tampa was killed in a single-vehicle collision two days ago, marking yet another fatality linked to texting while operating a vehicle. According to police reports, a cell phone was found on the drivers front seat. The screen of the phone displayed an incomplete text message, indicating a strong probability that the driver was texting at the time of the crash.
The terrible serious of events highlights yet again the importance of paying attention while driving. If you or someone you love has been affected by a distracted driver, do not hesitate to contact our West Palm Beach auto accident attorneys for a free, no obligation consultation.
Far too many accidents occur due to driver distraction, most notably the distraction of cell phone use. Amongst only 11 other states lacking some type of ban on texting and driving, Florida has continued to be involved in debates circling the importance of a law.
While opponents point to a government intrusion and invasion of personal freedom, proponents look to the scary statistics over the last several years. Texting and driving has been the cause of thousands of accidents each and every year throughout the United States.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Florida, Gordon & Doner is here to help. Contact our Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, or Pembroke Pines office to learn more.