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Technology: The Leading Cause of a Distracted Driver Accident

Cohn & Smith Fort Lauderdale Attorneys

Were you or someone you know recently involved or harmed in a car accident? A car accident can be a serious and deadly occurrence that not only involves an individual sustaining minor to severe injuries or even death in the worst cases, but also the unnecessary inconvenience of having a safe vehicle for family travel after the car accident. The individual or organization that was found at fault in the accident is often liable for medical, vehicle, and even financial damages.

Car accidents happen every day. In fact, traveling in a car or truck is the leading cause of fatalities involving transportation in the country. This is why it’s important for victims to know their rights, and to work with a qualified, professional vehicular accident attorney to make sure those rights are protected and compensation for the victims as well as their families is fought for and rightfully received, and justice is served.

The law offices of Cohn & Smith, PA have over thirty-five years of legal experience and expertise in the area of personal injury, which commonly involves car, truck, or other vehicular accidents in the Ft. Lauderdale area in the state of Florida. While the most common accidents involve cars, trucks, and motorcycles, the law offices of Cohn & Smith also have experience representing individuals and providing legal advice surrounding pedestrian accidents, bike accidents, public transportation accidents, and even cruise ship and boating accidents.

Did you know that in 2009 20 percent of vehicular accidents that resulted in serious injury or even death involved some form of distracted driving? In fact, 5,474 people were killed in 2009 that were involved in distracted driver vehicular crashes and accidents.

Most often, car or truck accidents occur due to a distracted third party driver. These accidents are more common today than in the previous decades mainly due to the use of cell phones, technology, and other bad multitasking habits performed all while driving. Drivers who are talking on the phone, using a tablet, or texting are often the culprits behind vehicular accidents.

Texting while driving is becoming a serious offense today in many states across the country, including the state of Florida. In fact, in recent years, many states have enacted various laws regulating cell phone use, texting and other driving behavior. While it is not yet illegal for Florida drivers to drive and use cell phones, whether that involves talking on a phone, texting, or performing other activities that clearly distract the driver, it is still dangerous and can take the lives or severely harm others on the road or using the road.

If you are looking for a qualified and professional attorney to assist you with a recent vehicular accident case, particularly one that involves a distracted third-party driver, contact the law offices of Cohn & Smith, PA today for a free, no-obligation interview. We will listen to your story, review all the details and facts of the accident, perform research as necessary, and build a proper case to represent you and your family in order to acquire the proper compensation and justice that is deserved.

Contact Fort Lauderdale Auto Accident Lawyers

Any type of vehicular accident can be wrongful and many individuals and their families suffer in some form for it. The law offices of Cohn & Smith are here to tell you that we can help. Call our Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyers at (954)-417-3849 today to see how we can help you.

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