How FL Trial MD Makes a Difference
We work to uncover the truth in our Orlando car accident cases and expose dangerous choices by those drivers who injury or kill innocent people. For more information on how to find an expert attorney after an Orlando car accident, you may order your free copy of my book, Seeking Justice: An Insider’s Guide for the Injured. It provides a wealth of information about the important issues involved in car accident cases; and, how to steer clear of those lawyers who should not be handling your important case.
For those of you who didn’t realize it, texting while driving is not allowed in all fifty states. While Orlando drivers can text and drive anywhere in Florida, most folks would understand the risks involved. As Orlando car accident lawyers, we carefully consider the use of cell phones and texting in all our car accident cases. Many jurors would consider it careless for drivers to allow themselves to be distracted by reading or sending a text message. It makes sense, texting and driving is dangerous, indeed any task which takes your attention away from the road while driving is potentially dangerous.
The Real Trouble
According to the Insurance Information Institute, motor related accidents are the leading cause of death amongst 15-20 year olds. It has been found that drivers under the age of 25 have a section of the brain which is still developing when it comes to measuring risk taking. Therefore recognizing potential hazards and acting accordingly is sometimes not physically possible, which is why graduated licensing is recommended for young drivers. Now, if you factor in the added distractions of texting, friends in the car and so on and so forth, your average teenager is at much greater risk than an adult for being directly responsible for an accident. California bans drivers under 18 from using cell phones, which is a sensible move. It doesn’t matter how good of a driver you think you are or how good you think you are at multi-tasking, driving with the cell or texting while driving puts you at a greater risk of having an accident.