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Texting Accidents

Texting Accident Shoulder InjuryHave you ever been driving and had oncoming traffic cross the centerline or nearly cross it? Chances are good that text messaging on a cell phone was distracting the driver. Every driver knows that talking on his or her cell phone while driving is distracting and dangerous. Driving while attempting to read a text message or send one is even more unsafe and increases the chances of causing an auto accident dramatically. More than one in three drivers aged 16 to 17 admit sending or receiving a text message while driving in the last month. More than one in five experienced adult drivers admit that they also have sent or received a text. Texting while driving is comparable to driving while legally drunk, and like drunk driving, texting while driving is negligent behavior. Have you been injured in an accident caused by a texting driver? If so, call Florida texting accident attorney James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY.

Have you or someone you care for been injured or killed by a texting driver? Call Florida cell phone texting accident attorney James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY!

Orlando Cell Phone Texting Accident Lawyer Helping Accident Victims

Anything that causes drivers to take their eyes off the road, even for a moment, is worrisome. Studies have indicated repeatedly that talking on a cell phone while driving is extremely distracting. The same studies also show that of all cell phone-related activities, texting while driving is the most dangerous. People who choose to send and receive texts while driving willfully take their eyes away from the road an average of 4.6 of every six seconds of drive time. This means that while drivers are texting, they are paying less than 25 percent of their attention to operating their vehicles. For more evidence of the danger of sending or receiving texts while driving, consider the following:

  • A car traveling at 55 mph covers around 81 feet per second. So, if a driver is sending or receiving a text while going 55, he or she is not looking at the road for roughly 370 of every 486 feet of travel.
  • One in five adult drivers sends texts while driving
  • A driver who texts is six times more likely to cause an auto accident than a drunk driver is
  • The NHTSA conducted a study in 2005 that found that at any given hour of the day, ten percent of drivers are talking on a handheld or hands-free phone
  • Most Americans admit that talking on a cell phone and texting are two of the most dangerous things to do when driving. Yet, 81 percent admit to making phone calls while driving.

Orlando Texting Accident Lawyer

Numerous studies have found that the majority of drivers know that talking on cell phones, and texting while driving in particular, is dangerous behavior that dramatically increases their chances of causing or being involved in an accident. Yet they continue to willfully engage in this risky and negligent behavior and endanger the lives of other people. If you or someone you care for have been injured or killed in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, Orlando cell phone texting accident attorney James O. Cunningham may be able to help. To schedule a free consultation, call him today at 877-FL-INJURY.

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

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