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Trust a Tampa car accident lawyer with your texting while driving claim

Personal injury attorney Armando Edmiston can answer the call

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by someone who was texting while driving, let Tampa car accident lawyer Armando Edmiston aggressively advocate for your best interests and help you get the highest amount of compensation possible. Armando Personal Injury Law has won millions for clients in Tampa and all over Florida. Find out how an experienced Tampa car accident attorney can help you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.

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.

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 a Tampa car accident lawyer help me?

If you sustained an injury in a crash caused by someone who was texting while driving, an experienced car accident lawyer can handle every aspect of your claim and fight to get you maximum compensation. This includes:

  • 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

One of the best ways to find out if you have a case and get an idea of what your claim might be worth is to schedule a free consultation with our law firm right away. Tampa car accident attorney Armando Edmiston can meet with you whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you, listen to what happened, discuss your legal options, answer your questions, and help you figure out what steps to take next.

If your loved one was killed in a fatal car accident by someone texting and driving, our dedicated legal team can also help you demand justice through a wrongful death claim. Act fast to protect your rights and keep your legal options open. The sooner we can meet with you, the sooner we can get working on your case to deliver positive results.

Make texting drivers answer with a Tampa car accident attorney

At Armando Personal Injury Law, our clients are family. That means we think of your problems as our problems and will be there for you when you need us the most. You won’t get treated like a number and you won’t get handed off from one attorney to another when you hire us to represent you. You’ll get treated like a family member and your case will get the personal attention it needs and deserves – all from a caring, compassionate, and accessible attorney.

Tampa car accident lawyer Armando Edmiston has the knowledge and experience to get you real results. Best of all, you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win. That’s because we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. It’s that easy. See what an experienced Tampa car accident attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.

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