If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a Fort Lauderdale car accident caused by a motorist who you believe was texting and driving, a texting while driving accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help you pursue them and their insurance company for the compensation you deserve. Our firm helps drivers in Broward County win damages to cover their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a host of other economic and noneconomic losses.
When you choose a texting while driving accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers to fight your injury case, you get to work directly with the partners of our firm. We have many years of experience fighting and winning claims for accident victims in South Florida, and we want to put our knowledge, resources, and track record to work for you. We offer a free case evaluation, and there is never a fee until we win your case.
To learn more, and to speak with a member of the Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers team in Fort Lauderdale today, call us at (954) 476-1000.
Texting While Driving Accidents in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Smartphones have made our lives infinitely easier and allowed us to stay in constant communication with one another. Sadly, on the roads of South Florida, much of that communication takes place while people should be focused on something else—their driving.
Texting while driving is illegal in Florida, but that does not stop drivers from doing it. Just glance around on I-95. It is downright scary the number of drivers doing 80 miles per hour or more while holding a phone in front of their faces.
Predictably, many of these texting while driving motorists cause accidents, many of which lead to severe, life-changing injuries. The victims deserve compensation, and a texting while driving accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help you get it if you are among these victims. First, we have to demonstrate that the driver was indeed texting or operating a portable electronic device behind the wheel. We will collect evidence to prove this is the case. The evidence we might use includes:
- Records from the driver’s cell phone company
- Photo or video evidence
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Police reports
- Evidence from the phone or device itself
Regardless of how the accident occurred, with this evidence, we can make a case against the driver that their texting or phone use caused or contributed to the collision. After all, if they had been 100% focused on the road and not their device, it stands to reason they would have been in a better position to avoid the accident.
We have helped clients win compensation for a number of different car accident scenarios, all involving drivers who were texting or using a portable electronic device behind the wheel.
Texting is often a factor in rear-end collisions. The back driver is too busy looking at their phone to notice the brake lights brightening in front of them, and by the time they realize traffic is stopping, it is too late.
When drivers stare at their phones instead of paying attention to the road, they often drift out of their lane. By the time they realize what is happening, it can be too late, especially in heavy traffic when the vehicle they are drifting into has nowhere to go to elude the impending collision.
Texting while driving is strongly associated with the most dangerous of all car accidents, the head-on collision. It happens for the same reason as sideswipe accidents: the distracted driver drifts out of their lane and into oncoming traffic.
When a texting driver misses a red light or a stop sign, a side-impact collision often results. Making the situation worse, the occupants of the vehicle they hit often suffer much worse injuries than the at-fault driver, due to the positioning of the vehicles.
If you were told that the accident was partly your fault, you might still be eligible to recover compensation from the other driver, especially if we can show that they were texting or otherwise distracted at the time of the collision.
Florida is a comparative fault state. That means you can recover some or all of your damages from the other driver, even if the accident was partly your fault. Never assume that you are ineligible to pursue the other driver and their insurer for compensation. Always speak with a lawyer about your options.
To set up your free case evaluation in Fort Lauderdale today, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (954) 476-1000.
Your Texting While Driving Car Accident Compensation
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers fight for the compensation you deserve for your texting while driving car accident injuries. We can help you recover a settlement or award that includes money for the following:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And much more
The Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations on filing a car accident lawsuit in Florida is typically four years, but it can vary based on a number of factors. The deadline for you to file may be longer or shorter, and a texting while driving accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can let you know for sure. If necessary, we can take quick legal action to prevent the statute from expiring.
Call Today for a Free Texting While Driving Car Accident Consultation in Fort Lauderdale
The Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are eager to get started on your texting while driving claim today. We can help you win the compensation you deserve. To set up your free case evaluation, call us at (954) 476-1000.