Distracted Driving

Broward County Distracted Driving Accidents Lawyers

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured By Distracted Drivers 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.

Florida Distracted Driving Accident Statistics

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 

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.
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