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If you were injured in a distracted driving crash that wasn’t your fault, Tampa car accident lawyer Armando Edmiston can give your case the personal attention it needs and deserves so that you can get the compensation you’re entitled to. Armando Personal Injury Law has obtained millions for clients in Tampa and all over Florida. Discover what an experienced Tampa car accident attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.

Whether the other driver was trying to eat food or attempting to have a conversation with a passenger, if someone wasn’t paying full attention to the road and caused you to get injured in a crash, that person should be held accountable for their negligence. Distracted driving remains one of the more frequent causes of car accidents, especially in today’s high-paced world of technology, where multi-tasking is commonplace while driving – even though it’s extremely dangerous.

Some of the most common examples of distracted driving include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Programming a GPS
  • Turning to talk/look at a passenger
  • Rubbernecking
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Eating and drinking
  • Personal grooming (e.g., combing hair, applying makeup, shaving, brushing/flossing teeth)
  • Reaching for something
  • Listening to loud music
  • Smoking
  • Being lost in thought/daydreaming

It’s been shown through research that distracted drivers are roughly four times more at risk of being killed in a fatal car accident than those who are paying full attention to their driving and the road ahead. If you or a loved one was injured in a distracted driving crash caused by someone else, it’s critical to move fast to protect your rights and keep your legal options open. You may be entitled to a significant financial recovery – and Tampa car accident lawyer Armando Edmiston can help you get maximum compensation.

What are the different forms of distraction?

There are three different categories of distracted driving, including:

  • Visual – When something causes you to take your eyes off the road – even if for just a split second – it is considered a visual distraction. The most common types of visual distractions include looking at passengers, electronic devices, looking into your car’s rear-view or side mirrors, and people or things on the side of the road.
  • Manual – Anything that requires you to remove your hands from the steering wheel is a manual distraction. Phones, a GPS, the radio, food, drink, maps, and cigarettes are all common things that can create a manual distraction while you’re driving.
  • Cognitive – A cognitive distraction happens when you aren’t focused on your driving or the road ahead. Also known as being lost in thought or daydreaming, cognitive distractions can be anything from thinking about an argument with a loved one to having a conversation with a passenger or someone over the phone.

Before you think about using your phone to send or read a text while you’re driving, consider that texting is one of the few activities that falls under all three categories of distracted driving. That’s because in order to send or read a text you need to take your eyes off the road to look at your phone, take at least one hand off the wheel to type, and take your mind off your driving to think about what you’re reading or what message you’re going to send.

Put your case in the hands of a Tampa car accident lawyer

Just because your distracted driving accident claim seems straightforward, doesn’t mean it won’t end up being complex. That’s because the insurance company could give you a hard time and try to reduce or deny the compensation that you’re rightfully due. They may try to downplay the severity of your injuries or claim you had a pre-existing condition – or worse yet, say the whole accident was your fault and offer you nothing at all.

You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Tampa car accident lawyer Armando Edmiston can handle every aspect of your claim and help you get the highest amount of compensation possible. Best of all, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we win. It’s that easy. Find out how an experienced Tampa car accident lawyer can help you – and become part of the Armando Personal Injury Law family today. Contact us right away for your free case evaluation.

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