Tampa Texting While Driving Lawyer
Attorney Armando Edmiston can answer the call
Cellphones and smartphones have clearly become a huge part of our everyday lives, but that doesn’t mean using your phone to send or read a text while you’re driving is any less dangerous. In fact, more than 1.5 million crashes happen every year in the U.S. because of texting drivers, making it among the leading causes of car accidents in the nation.
Studies have shown that texting while driving is six times more dangerous than drunk driving, and someone who is reading or sending a text is about 20 times more likely to cause a crash than someone who isn’t. Research indicates that using your cellphone while driving is about the same as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by someone who was texting and driving, Tampa attorney Armando Edmiston can aggressively advocate for your best interests and help you get the highest amount of compensation possible. Armando Personal Injury Law has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients in Tampa and all over Florida.
Is texting and driving illegal in Florida?
As of January 1, 2020, texting while driving is illegal in the state of Florida. This includes any form of manual typing on a mobile device while your car is moving. Under the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law, a $30 fine will be given to first-time offenders while second-time offenders may face a fine of $60 and three driver’s license points. The penalty for texting while driving in a school or construction zone is typically more severe.
How can an attorney help with my case?
If you sustained an injury in a crash caused by someone who was texting while driving, a lawyer can help you by:
- Launching an investigation into your crash
- Obtaining cellphone records and other critical pieces of evidence
- Tracking down and interviewing eyewitnesses
- Finding and reviewing security feeds/surveillance video of your crash
- Consulting with accident-reconstruction experts
- Helping you get the medical treatment you need and deserve
- Negotiating with the insurance company
- Representing you in court, if necessary
If your loved one died in a fatal car accident caused by someone texting and driving, an attorney may also be able to help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Make texting drivers answer for their negligence
From the moment you hire our law firm, you’ll get treated like a member of the family and your case will get the personal attention it needs and deserves. Attorney Armando Edmiston treats your problems like they’re his problems and will work hard to get the best possible outcome in your case. Our law firm also represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay anything unless we get you compensation. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.