Texting while driving is a serious problem on the crowded roads in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Every day South Florida residents are being injured and sometimes even killed by individuals driving their car or truck while they are texting and driving. While teenagers and younger drivers are more likely to text while driving all age groups are guilty of this negligence in South Florida.
The texting & driving lawyers at Payer & Associates have the knowledge and experience necessary to pursue if you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver that is texting and driving in South Florida. Each of our distracted driving accident attorneys has more than 20 years of experience representing injured clients involved in car accidents. Call us today if you or a loved one was injured by a distracted driver.
Is It Illegal to Text While Driving in Florida
The answer is usually “yes.” Beginning on October 1, 2013 Florida Law (found in Section 316.305 Florida Statutes) made it illegal to operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering letters, numbers, symbols or other characters into a wireless communications device (phone or other handheld device designed to receive and/or transmit messages) or while sending or reading data in such a device for the purpose of non-invoice interpersonal communication such as texting, e-mailing and instant messaging. While not specifically mentioned in the law it is most likely that use of social media such as Facebook and Instagram while driving would also be illegal as it requires the same prohibited activities.
The first violation of Florida’s No Texting Laws will be guilty of a nonmoving violation. However, if found guilty of the same law within 5 years the 2nd infraction will be considered a moving violation if found guilty.
Aggressive Lawyers in Miami to Seek Money When You ‘re Injured by Someone Who Was Texting While Driving
If you were injured by a driver who was texting while driving in South Florida you should immediately speak with an experienced car accident attorney who has the experience and knowledge necessary to prove your case.
It is recommended that you hire an attorney as soon as possible after your accident so you can obtain the necessary evidence in the form of eye witness statements, photographs and phone records to prove that the at-fault driver was using their phone to text while driving. Florida’s Ban on Texting While Driving Law provides that someone causes a car accident resulting in personal injury or death their phone billing records can be obtained and are admissible as evidence in court.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a car accident as a result of someone texting and driving please call us today for your confidential free consultation with one of our experienced Miami texting & driving lawyers. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and will come to your home or hospital if that is more convenient for you.