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Cell Phone Car Accidents

Shoulder X-raySince cell phones have become a must-have personal communication tool, many studies have been conducted on how these devices affect our ability to operate all kinds of vehicles from motorcycles to 18-wheel tractor trailers. Every one of these studies confirmed what every driver already knows: talking or texting on cell phones while driving is dangerous, reckless and enhances the chances of causing and/or being involved in an auto accident significantly. These studies indicate that more than 81 percent of drivers acknowledge that this behavior is very risky and yet they continue to willfully put themselves and others at risk by talking and texting while driving. You don’t have to be a Florida cell phone accident attorney to know that using a cell phone while driving is negligent behavior.

Have you been injured in a cell phone accident caused by a distracted driver?
Call 877-FL-INJURY or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with Orlando cell phone accident lawyer James O. Cunningham!

Aggressive, Experienced Florida Cell Phone Accident Attorney

Everyone knows that distracted driving is a serious safety problem that needlessly claims thousands of lives and causes hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. Numbers illustrate the breadth and depth of the problem in ways that words do not. To provide a more complete picture of the scope of cell phone auto accident problems, consider the following cell phone accident statistics:

  • Drivers talking on cell phones are responsible for causing nearly 25 percent of all auto accidents.
  • One in five adult drivers admits that they text while driving.
  • Auto accidents caused by distracted drivers claimed 6,000 lives and caused 500,000 injuries in 2008.
  • People who text while driving are around six times more likely to cause an accident than a drunk driver is.
  • People who send text messages while they drive increase their chances of being in a car accident by 23 percent.
  • 84 percent of cell phone users believe that using a cell phone while driving increases their risk of being involved in an accident.
  • Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with a driver’s eyes off the road.

Helping Cell Phone Accident Victims and Their Families

Just like driving drunk, talking and texting on a cell phone while driving is negligent behavior that puts other drivers and their passengers at unnecessary risk. Most drivers who engage in this negligent behavior acknowledge that it is risky, but do it anyway. If you or someone you care for has been injured or killed in a distracted driving accident, Florida cell phone accident lawyer James O. Cunningham may be able to help you recover damages. No monetary compensation can replace a life or reverse life-changing injuries, but it can help pay for medical bills, ongoing medical care, lost wages and other accident-related costs. To schedule a free consultation with Florida distracted driver attorney James O. Cunningham, call him today at 877-FL-INJURY.

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Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
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Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373