Help for Car Accident Victims: Florida Law Bans Texting While Driving – Know Your Rights!

Categories: Personal Injury Law

We’ve all seen it, that one car up ahead sporadically drifting in and out of his lane. Or perhaps the vehicle that is crawling along at 15 miles under the posted speed, slowing down and accelerating at unexpected intervals; except of course, when he reaches an intersection where he hits the gas and plows right through, completely oblivious of the stop sign.  When you are finally able to maneuver past him, you glance over at the driver and immediately recognize the familiar stance; chin down, one hand on the wheel, in the other, thumb tapping away; the dreaded texting driver!

Sadly, The National Safety Council reports that cell use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year from both adults and teens.  According to estimates by the U.S. Department of Transportation, every 75 seconds, one person is involved in an accident with a distracted driver. For those of you lucky enough to have escaped a brush with death or injury at the hands, or wheel, of one of these perilous drivers, congratulations!  For the others in the estimated 25% of car accident victims attributed to cell use, time is of the essence when it comes to building a strong, evidential case to present to the courts. 

As of October, 1, 2013, Statute 316.305 titled, ‘Wireless communications devices; prohibition’ effectively legislated a ban on texting while driving. The law states that in the event of an auto accident resulting in death or personal injury, a user’s billing records for a wireless communications device or the testimony of or written statements from appropriate authorities receiving such messages, may be admissible as evidence in any court proceeding to determine whether a violation has been committed.  In other words, the courts have the authority to obtain a driver’s records from their carrier to verify cell usage at the time of the accident.

If you, or someone you love was involved in a texting-related car accident that resulted in death or serious injuries, do not delay in contacting a board certified personal injury lawyer to aggressively handle your case. The personal injury law system is quite complicated and can be difficult to navigate without proper training and experience. At the Law Offices of Brian D. Guralnick, founder and attorney Guralnick personally oversees every case that comes through his office. He employs a chief litigation attorney who is a member of the elite one percent of all lawyers who are board-certified civil trial experts and who will aggressively represent injured clients throughout Florida.

With plenty of resources and experience in addition to an impressive track record for obtaining large, often multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, the legal team at the Law Offices of Brian D. Guralnick is prepared to take on the biggest insurance companies, such as State Farm, Allstate, GEICO, and Progressive.

Attorney Guralnick and his board certified civil trial team is dedicated to helping their clients seek justice and obtain the compensatory damages they deserve in accordance with the law. They work on a contingency fee basis which means, their clients pay nothing unless the case wins. Guaranteed!

Learn your rights!  
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Brian D. Guralnick has been successfully representing injured accident victims in Florida since 1993. He has been voted “Best of the Best” personal injury lawyer by the Palm Beach Post for multiple years. If you have been injured in any type of accident, please call Brian and his team 24/7 at 561-202-6673.