Most Common Causes of Florida Distracted Driving AccidentsTampa Bay Legal News
People love to multitask. From watching our favorite television show as we fold our laundry, listening to a podcast while we make dinner, to going over a speech for a workplace presentation while we are in the shower, we have been conditioned to believe that doing two things at once is the most productive use of our time.
No matter what your thoughts are on the copious amounts of research that indicates human beings are not able to truly multitask with any measurable level of success, splitting your attention between several things at once is an activity that should never be engaged in by someone behind the wheel. While any type of distracted driving is dangerous and can result in serious car accidents, the behaviors listed here are the ones that take place most often and are, therefore, the most dangerous.
Texting While Driving
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, in spite of the numerous public safety campaigns begging motorists not to text while they are behind the wheel, a recent survey showed that more than 30% of drivers in the United States admitted to receiving or sending text messages while they were driving a car and close to 75% of drivers said they have observed other motorists texting and driving simultaneously. The survey also revealed that more than 50% of all drivers between 18 and 34-years-old regularly text while they are driving.
Checking Email and Social Media
Nearly all modern vehicles come with entertainment systems and onboard navigation systems that make it just a bit too easy for drivers to receive and respond to text messages, check their emails, and post to their various social media accounts whenever they feel like it. Many safety groups. Such as the Automotive Safety Council, argue that these conveniences actually encourage distracted driving due to the fact that they are always at the driver’s fingertips and easy to access.
Even though most of these innovations can be used hands-free, they still cause drivers to take their eyes off the roadway and their focus off of their driving.
Taking Pictures or Video
A third popular type of driver distraction comes from drivers using electronic devices, primarily cell phones, to take selfies and record videos as they drive just so they can be posted to social media accounts. Taking your eyes, hands, or focus off of your surroundings increases your odds of being involved in a serious car accident.
Working With a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are well-informed on all state laws and are able to determine which of these options is available to you for your crash-related injuries.
Being involved in an injury accident will probably cause you to consider what legal rights you have and how you can obtain the financial compensation you deserve for hospital bills, missed income, and other financial damages.
At Fulgencio Law, we have obtained millions in financial compensation for victims across Florida. We firmly urge you to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your Florida car accident claim to find out how we can help you.
Your initial consultation with our team is free and non-committal. Reach out to our Tampa personal injury attorneys at (813) 463-0123 to schedule an appointment. If you decide you would like for us to represent you, we have no upfront fees and you pay nothing for our legal services if we do not obtain compensation for your damages