Distracted Driving | Lawyer Sarasota Florida
Distracted driving refers to composing, sending, or reading text messages, email, or making other similar use of the internet on a mobile device, while operating a vehicle. Distracted driving violates Florida law and our traffic rules.
Nevertheless, texting while driving is witnessed on every road in Sarasota Florida—Sarasota, North Port, Englewood, Siesta Key, Manasota Key, Venice, Sarasota, Sarasota Beach, Nokomis—every day.
A Distracted Driving Accident is Preventable
A distracted driver is one who focuses his or her attention on something besides road and traffic conditions. Distracted driving comes in many forms:
- Adjusting an entertainment system
- Tuning the radio
- Focusing on navigation system
- Talking to passengers
- Eating while driving
- Grooming while driving
- Talking on mobile phone
Texting while driving is simply another type of distracted driving. However, this act is similar to talking on your cell phone. Accordingly, using a mobile device requires more thought and attention than other distracting actions. This often leads to a distracted driving accident.
Distracted Driving Shifts Focus From Road and Traffic Conditions
There are several potential interruptions from safety when texting and driving occurs:
- Failing to observe road signs and traffic signals
- Failing to detect hazards
- Eyes off road
- Changed driver position for sending text messages
Our abilities to multitask can be useful. However, this ability doesn’t work well when driving. Instead, focusing on our roads, other vehicles on the highway, and other hazards is a best practice.
Experienced Attorney Pursues Compensation for Distracted Driving Accidents
Careless driving and vehicle crashes caused by distracted drivers cause good people major harms and losses. Experienced Sarasota accident lawyer David Harris pursues justice for you throughout Southwest Florida and Sarasota, including North Port, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Nokomis, and beyond.
If you sustained harmful injury in a car crash, then contact David. Every client is valued here, and David personally talks to you, answers your questions, and responds to your calls. Moreover, David fights for your full and fair money damages compensation.
Contact David for a free, personal, and confidential initial consultation.