Northwest Florida Distracted Driver Accident Attorneys
Distracted driving can be compared to drunk driving when it comes to the serious accidents and injuries that result. At Perry & Young, our attorneys have witnessed an alarming increase in accidents caused by distracted driving. In fact, we attempt to warn the public about the dangers of distracted driving (specifically, cellphone use) through one of our TV commercials.
If you or a loved one are suffering from a car accident injury that you suspect was caused by distracted driving, call Perry & Young. We are experienced advocates for accident victims and help them pursue the compensation they deserve. We have offices in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Marianna, and Tallahassee, and we are available 24/7 to learn more about your case.
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Types of Driving Distractions
When someone takes their eyes off of the road, even for just a few seconds, they are putting the other drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians or cyclists at risk. An auto accident can cause serious injury or even death, and the odds of serious injuries increase for those who do not have safety features to protect them like cars and trucks do.
Distracted driving is often compared to drunk driving because the two inhibit safe vehicle operation. However, according to the NHTSA, distracted driving is up to six times more dangerous than drunk driving.
Some common forms of distracted driving include:
- Talking on a cellphone
- Texting while driving
- Emailing or surfing the Web
- Looking up driving directions
- Eating and drinking
- Having a conversation with someone in the car
Even today’s “self-driving” vehicles or cars that can assist with driving are not infallible. A driver who takes their eyes off the road while using one of these systems is still engaging in distracted driving and could be found liable for damages in the event that they cause an accident.
At Perry & Young, P.A., our lawyers understand the devastating impact that personal injuries can have on victims and their families. Our team of attorneys can take your case as far as they need to in order to obtain the results you deserve.
For a free consultation, call our Florida distracted driver accident attorneys at (850) 215-7777, or reach out to us with our online contact form.