Cell Phone Use and Driving in Miami
Technology has grown enormously over the last 10 years. The cell phone is one of the most popular devices on the market today, especially the smart phone. Smart phones are everywhere these days. We use them to communicate with our family and friends through talking, texting, and face timing. But it doesn’t end there, we can use our phones as a GPS, to search and look up maps, search the web, take pictures, and much, much more. However, with the popularity of the smart phone has also come the “need” to have your phone, and the “pressure” to stay connected at all times, even while driving.
Driving while using a cell phone is more common today than ever, and it is the reason for thousands of accidents each and every year. Not paying attention to the surroundings around you, for even a second, puts you at a significantly greater risk for being involved in a car crash.
In fact, according to the NSC’s website, there have been approximately 245,358 car accidents this year alone involving drivers who were distracted by their cellphones. Drivers are also 23 times more likely to be involved in a car accident if they are texting while driving. In addition, should you decide to answer a text, your attention is taken away from the road for an average of 5 seconds; this is enough time for you to travel the length of a football field.
Significant progress is continuously being made to raise awareness of the dangers of cell phone use while driving. However, when an individual does make the decision to use his/her cell phone while driving and an accident occurs, the results can be horrific. Serious injuries and even death can occur, leaving lives drastically changed forever.
The National Safety Council prints an injury and fatality report every year. This year it was found that distracted driving involving the use of a cell phone caused 26% of the nation’s car crashes.
If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, contact a Miami personal injury attorney immediately. Your attorney may need to obtain the negligent driver’s cellphone records to prove that their distraction led to your injuries.
Contact Miami Auto Accident Lawyer if you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida, you need an experienced Miami car accident lawyer on your side. Contact the Law Offices of Victor Dante to learn more about all of your legal options. Call us at 1-888-920-HURT or 305-949-2526 today to discuss your case.