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Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Distracted Driving Accidents in South Florida

Thousands die every year in car accidents caused by distracted driving, especially related to cell phone use. A driver is distracted anytime their eyes, hands, or attention are focused on anything but driving, and the damage such a driver can do to others can be devastating. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a distracted driver, speak with a Broward County personal injury attorney from our firm to discuss your distracted driving lawsuit.

Kaplan Law Group, P.A. boasts more than 40 years of dedicated legal service on our clients’ behalf. Our commitment to the best possible results at this time has led us to receive an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale Hubbell®. We focus squarely on aggressively defending the rights of the victims of injury accidents, and we can make a difference in your case.


Call Kaplan Law Group, P.A. today at (888) 246-6903 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our distracted driving accident attorneys in Broward County.


Distracted Driving Statistics in Florida

A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2017 found the following distracted driving stats:

  • 9% of fatal crashes that year were a result of distracted driving
  • Over 3,100 people were killed in crashes caused by distracted driving
  • People between the ages of 15-19 are statistically more likely to be distracted while driving
  • Almost 600 pedestrians were killed in 2017 as a result of distracted driving

Another study in 2018 found that 3.2% of drivers in the U.S. used handheld cell phones while driving (up from the previous year). Drivers using electronic devices while driving are on the rise, which means the risk of you being injured in a distracted driving accident is even higher.

Common Causes Of Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida

While texting while driving is banned in Florida, distraction can be as simple as changing a radio station or talking with a passenger. Distracted drivers can end up causing anything from minor rear-end accidents to serious accidents leading to a wrongful death.

Common examples of distracted driving include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Using GPS
  • Changing the radio station or music
  • Talking with passengers
  • Putting on makeup

Studies have shown that drivers who are distracted can exhibit the same behaviors as those who are intoxicated while driving. As one can imagine, this can result in terrible accidents causing serious injuries.

Common Injuries in Distracted Driving Accidents

Some of the most common injuries may include:

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: The sudden effect of a distracted driving accident can cause the head to jerk forward and backward, leading to whiplash and other neck injuries.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): The force of a collision can cause traumatic brain injuries, from concussions to more severe and long-lasting impairments.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Serious accidents may result in spinal cord injuries, impacting mobility and potentially leading to paralysis.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The impact of a distracted driving accident can cause fractures and broken bones, requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be damaged, leading to painful and debilitating soft tissue injuries.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in Distracted Driving Accidents?

Victims of distracted driving accidents could be qualified to recover various damages to compensate for their losses. Potential damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for present and future medical bills, including hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: Recovering lost wages because of the inability to work during recovery or any long-term disability resulting from the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional pain endured because of the accident and injuries sustained.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for restoring or replacing damaged vehicles and personal property.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In the tragic occasion of a fatality, surviving family members may be eligible for damages, including funeral expenses and loss of financial support.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances of extreme negligence, punitive damages may be awarded to penalize the responsible party and discourage similar conduct in the future.

Contact Our Broward County Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Today

Your first step after an injury with a distracted driver should be to speak with a skilled distracted driving accident lawyer in Broward County who can begin putting together a case for your compensation. You could be suffering from any number of injuries, such as fractured bones or neck trauma, and you deserve damages to cover your treatment. Speak with Kaplan Law Group, P.A. to begin your claim no matter what the details of your accident are and get the results you deserve.

Protect your right to compensation—call our Broward County distracted driving accident lawyers now at (888) 246-6903!

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