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Is Texting and Driving the Only Type of Distracted Driving in Florida?

Texting and DrivingIs Texting and Driving the Only Type of Distracted Driving in Florida?

When people in Florida hear that there’s been a big distracted driving accident, they automatically assume the driver was texting and driving. And, while texting and driving is one of the worst types of distractions, there are others. In fact, texting is not even the biggest type of distraction there is when it comes to driving.

The problem with distracted driving is that it takes the driver’s attention away from where it should be – the road. Taking your eyes off the road for just 3 seconds is like driving across a football field with your eyes closed. Who would do that? It may sound ridiculous, but people do it every day.

When people get behind the wheel, they should take it seriously. If you can remember back to when you first got your license, you were super careful. You always checked your mirrors and never went above the speed limit. You wouldn’t dare be caught doing something other than paying attention to the road. However, as people get a bit more experience on the road, they aren’t as careful.

If you’ve been the victim of any sort of distracted driving accident, you should contact our Florida car wreck attorneys. We see dozens of clients every year who were injured in these types of car accidents. The sad thing about these crashes is that they could’ve been prevented. So, when we meet with someone who’s now permanently disabled because someone was texting and driving, it’s heartbreaking. This is why we work so hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

What Are The Three Main Types Of Distracted Driving In Florida?

Like we already said, texting and driving isn’t the only type of distracted driving in Florida. It’s the most popular, yes – but it’s not even the most common type. The most common type of driving distraction is actually daydreaming. When our minds wander, we don’t pay attention to what we’re doing. And, while it’s only human to do this, it’s something you have to be conscious of when you’re behind the wheel.

The 3 main types of distracted driving include:

  • Mental – When you daydream or start focusing on anything that the task at hand, it’s a mental distraction. The best way to avoid this is to stay focused. You have to make an effort to stay focused on driving and the road in front of you.
  • Physical – This is when you literally take your hands off the wheel. This should never happen. How can you swerve to avoid hitting another car if you’re worried about combing your hair or searching through the glove box?
  • Visual – You should never take your eyes off the road. Sadly, this happens all the time. You may decide to look at the girl or guy in the car next to you. The next thing you know, you’re rear-ending the car in front of you.

Any of these can cause a serious and dangerous accident. People get hurt or even killed when drivers don’t pay attention to what’s going on in front of them. This is why you should take every step to avoid a distracted driving accident. And, if you’re the victim of a distracted driving crash in Florida, you need to call a Lakeland car accident attorney.

Call And Talk To A Skilled Car Accident Lawyer In Lakeland, Florida

Regardless of how serious your car accident was, you really should talk to a lawyer. An experienced car wreck law firm in Lakeland, Florida will be able to review your case and answer any questions you might have. They can also make sure that you pursue all possible parties.

Most car accidents don’t result in any sort of litigation. Most of the time, car insurance companies pay the claims they receive. But there are times when they deny a claim for one reason or another. If your argument is that the defendant was distracted while driving, you’re going to have to prove it. It’s a lot easier to do this with a skilled injury attorney by your side than it is by yourself.

Call today and schedule your free initial consultation. Sit down with someone who can listen to your story and give you a honest opinion. If they don’t think you have a strong case, they’ll let you know. However, if they believe you’re entitled to damages, they’ll let you know that too. Remember – you don’t pay a dime until you settle your case.

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