The Increasing Prevalence Of Distracted Driving
Getting the at-fault driver’s cellphone records immediately following an accident is an important step that your lawyer should take in any accident situation. Distracted drivers are just as culpable as drunk drivers in auto accidents.
Using a cellphone while driving and texting while driving accidents might be even more likely to occur than drunk driving accidents. In fact, several studies have shown that texting and driving is just as dangerous as driving above the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit of .08 percent, dramatically reducing reaction times while driving. A Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study even showed that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to cause an accident.
Types Of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving accidents can be fatal or cause life-altering injuries. Our attorneys hold distracted drivers accountable. We are tireless advocates for our clients’ maximum compensation for past, present and future losses stemming from motor vehicle accidents.
We can help, whether the other driver was talking on the phone or doing one of the following:
- Operating a GPS device
- Using a tablet or Smartphone to view apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Vine, Pinterest, YouTube or other social media
- Misusing a Bluetooth or other hands-free device
- Applying makeup
At Brannon & Brannon, we independently investigate accident scenes. If there is evidence of distracted driving, we will find it, and your case will benefit from it. An insurance company will rarely take this step for you.
Securing Maximum Compensation For A Successful Recovery
We are not limited by a strategy to minimize your compensation like the insurance company is. Our attorneys build a solid case on your behalf, negotiate with insurance companies for the maximum compensation that you deserve and fight for your fullest possible recovery. If the opposing party won’t settle for the full and fair case value that we establish in collaboration with medical experts, we will take your case to trial and convince the judge and jury of the justice that must be served.
Based in Fort Walton Beach, we handle cases throughout the Florida Panhandle on a contingent fee basis and offer free initial consultations. We handle all upfront legal costs and only get paid if you recover through settlement or verdict.
Schedule A Consultation — Reliable, Accessible Attorneys
Please call us at 850-641-8913 or email us today to schedule a meeting with Dennis or Paul Brannon. We regularly handle cases involving accidents that took place on Interstate 10, Highway 90, Highway 85, and Highway 98. We look forward to discussing your unique circumstances and legal options.