Sarasota Car Accident Injury Attorneys
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents in Bradenton, Sarasota and the surrounding parts of Florida. Among the most common distractions: talking or texting on a cellular phone while driving. Drivers take their eyes off the road for a few seconds to answer a call or send a text message, leading to a collision that causes serious injuries or wrongful death. At Heintz & Becker, our board-certified civil trial lawyers take action against distracted drivers. If you believe that your car accident was caused by texting or cellphone use, we can help.
How to Prove Cellphone Use Caused an Accident
Perhaps the driver who caused the accident admitted to using a cellphone at the time of the accident and that information is in the accident report. Perhaps there is no indication of cellphone use at all, until we conduct our investigation.
We conduct a thorough investigation of every motor vehicle accident case. That investigation may involve obtaining the negligent driver's cellphone records. If those records reveal that a cellphone was used at the time of the accident, we will use that detail to strengthen our case.
More Than Just Carelessness
While using a cellphone while driving is not currently illegal in Florida, there is currently legislation that may make it so. Of course, it is generally recognized that cellphone use behind the wheel is dangerous. This is more than just an act of carelessness. This is someone disregarding the safety of others. These drivers should be held accountable.
Free Consultation — No Fees or Costs Unless We Get Results
To discuss accidents caused by texting and cellphones in Bradenton, call us at 941-748-2916 or send us an e-mail. If you are unable to come to us, we can come to you.