Texting and Driving Accidents in The Villages, FL
Did you or a loved one sustain injuries in The Villages because another driver was texting and driving? If so, you are the victim of distracted driving -- a form of negligent and/or reckless driving. As a result, you may be entitled to compensation. It is in your best interest to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer, who can help you seek justice and the damages you rightfully deserve.
Texting behind the wheel is dangerous. In the time it takes to read an average text message, a vehicle traveling at highway speeds can traverse the length of an entire football field. That is a lot of distance to cover without looking at -- or thinking about -- the road ahead. When you put the effects of texting and driving into perspective, it is not hard to see why so many texting drivers cause dangerous, and often fatal, vehicle collisions.
Despite the well-known risks of texting and driving, the practice remains common. In Florida, the number of fatal accidents caused by texting drivers has actually increased in recent years. The statistics on distracted driving accidents have prompted Florida lawmakers to seek to strengthen the state’s texting and driving law, although to date texting behind the wheel remains a secondary offense.
Your Rights After a Texting and Driving Accident
If you were hurt in an accident caused by a distracted driver, it is important to make sure you understand your rights. When you contact our firm about your crash, we will be happy to walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know in order to help us seek full and fair compensation on your behalf.
As someone who has been injured by a texting driver, your rights include:
- The right to be treated fairly by the insurance companies involved in your case
- The right to legal representation in all communications with the insurance companies (at the Babiarz Law Firm, PA, we will deal with the insurance companies for you)
- The right to seek the at-fault driver’s phone records during the “discovery” phase of your case
- The right to be kept fully informed about the status of your case
- The right to full and fair compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering; and other losses
- The right to take your case to trial if a fair settlement offer is not on the table
At the Babiarz Law Firm, PA, we are committed to securing justice for our clients. We also believe in client-first representation, which means that you make the important decision of when and under what terms to resolve your case with the advice and guidance of car accident attorney Tim Babiarz and our hand-picked team of experienced legal professionals. In most cases, victims will suffer losses far greater than they realize. Traumatic injuries from texting and driving accidents can easily have permanent and devastating results. We are here to make sure you are treated fairly and have every opportunity possible to recover the compensation you deserve.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With The Villages Distracted Driving Lawyer Tim Babiarz
With offices in The Villages, the Babiarz Law Firm, PA represents individuals and families in texting accident cases throughout Central Florida, including Ocala, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Summerfield and Leesburg; as well as Marion County, Sumter County and Lake County. If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a crash involving a texting driver, we encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation. To speak with Tim Babiarz about your case, call us at (352) 205-7599 or contact us online today.