Although car accidents are caused by a number of different reasons, driver distraction from hand held cell phones, or smart phones seems to be the overriding cause, or contribution to the accident. Nearly 6,000 deaths are caused each year by a distracted driver. Our Lutz Car Accident Attorneys have litigated numerous car accident cases and have taken several all the way through jury trial with favorable results to our clients.
Recent national statistics indicate that over 1/3 of all drivers either send and/or review text messages while driving. Younger drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 are the most likely group of drivers to text and drive and nearly 50% of all teenage drivers admit to texting while driving.
The average car accident can be caused within 2 to 3 seconds. On average, it takes 5 seconds to type a text and/or review a text message while driving. An ordinary vehicle traveling an average speed could cover the entire length of a football field in 5 seconds. Typing a text message or looking at test messages while driving is like driving the entire distance of a football field while blindfolded! Other driving studies indicate that drivers who regularly test and drive are nearly 23 times as likely to be involved in a car accident.
Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, Lutz Injury Attorneys, have dedicated a substantial portion of their practice to representing motorists who have been injured in a car accident. Our attorneys litigate cases in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Polk and Orange County. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.