Texting and Driving Attorney

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Contact this Fort Lauderdale Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer for help. Texting and driving refers to the activity of sending text messages on a cellular telephone while driving a vehicle at the same time. Texting and driving is extremely dangerous. In fact, it has been proven to be even more dangerous than drinking and driving. By taking his or her eyes off of the road while driving, the driver of a vehicle makes an accident and resulting injuries much more likely.

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents today. Distracted driving includes much more than just texting and driving. It can include other uses of a cell phone, including Facebook usage, surfing the internet, and using Twitter, Instagram, Facetime or Skype. All of these usages take the eyes of a vehicle driver off of the road and make an accident much more likely.

If you are injured due to somebody else texting and driving in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach or anyplace in Florida, call Mr. Quackenbush for a free, no obligation consultation.

If Mr. Quackenbush works on your case, there will be no risk to you. This is because Mr. Quackenbush will work on contingency, not getting paid until you’ve received compensation from your case.

This Fort Lauderdale Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush Makes a Strong Case for his Clients

If you’ve been the victim of somebody else’s texting and driving, you may be able to recover punitive damages against that person. Punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer, rather than compensate the victim (as in the case of compensatory damages). In order to obtain punitive damages, Mr. Quackenbush will have to file a motion for entitlement to punitive damages, and he will have to prevail in front of your judge.

Punitive damages are sometimes allowed by the judge in a texting and driving case because the texting was intentional and the driving behavior was, at best, reckless.

Texting-and-driving is not a “primary offense” in the State of Florida. This means that you cannot be pulled over and ticketed simply for texting and driving. In the State of Florida, however, texting and driving is a secondary offense – this means that, if you are committing another traffic offense (such as speeding or running a red light/stop sign), you can be pulled over and given a ticket for texting and driving if you were doing that at the time you committed the primary offense.

Legislators in Tallahassee are working to change this law. Legislation to make texting-and-driving a primary offense have been proposed, although they have not successfully passed through the Legislature yet.

This South Florida Texting and Driving Accident Attorney Discusses the Consequences of Texting-and-Driving

Texting and driving is a hazard to everybody on the road. A driver who is texting and driving can cause injuries to other drivers in crashes. Such a driver can also can injuries to passengers in his or her own vehicle.

Drivers who are texting and driving oftentimes cause injuries to people riding on motorcycles and/or bicycles. If a driver is texting and driving, the driver may not see a person riding on a bicycle or a motorcycle. This is especially true if the accident happened at night, and the lighting conditions in the location of the accident are poor.

Finally, drivers who are texting and driving can cause harm, injuries or death to pedestrians. When a driver is distracted, the driver may be more prone to drive off of the road. If this occurs, the driver may drive into and injure and/or kill a pedestrian.

If the pedestrian passes away in the texting and driving wreck, the family of the pedestrian may be able to pursue a wrongful death case against the wrongdoer. In a wrongful death case, a family member or loved one of the deceased person will be appointed as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. The personal representative (PR) will act as the technical “Plaintiff” and will carry on the lawsuit on behalf of the deceased person. When the wrongful death case comes to a resolution, the survivors or beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate will receive the proceeds from the case.

Contact this Broward County Texting and Driving Accident Law Firm to Obtain Compensation

To obtain a free, no obligation consultation, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711.

If Mr. Quackenbush becomes your attorney, he will work on a contingency basis. This indicates that there will be no risk to you whatsoever, as Mr. Quackenbush will not get paid until you’ve made a recovery in your case.

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