Distracted Driving Accidents Attorneys In Gainesville

Distracted Driving Accidents Attorneys In Gainesville


Do you know the real statistics on driving while distracted?

If not, the numbers are apt to alarm you. According to a government sponsored study from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, sending or receiving a text message takes the driver's eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds which (at 55 MPH) is the equivalent of traveling the length of a football while driving blind. Unfortunately, a driver that is distracted by another task is far more likely to miss a stop sign, traffic light, slowing vehicle or pedestrian crossing the street. The NHTSA, on the agency's DISTRACTION.GOV website, concludes that driving while using a cell phone reducing the amount of focused brain activity by 37%. If you've been injured by a distracted driver, seek the advice of legal counsel to protect your right to seek recovery.

At Schackow & Mercadante, our personal injury lawyers have represented liability claims for accidents caused by distracting activities such as:

  • Using a Cell Phone
  • Texting while Driving
  • Personal Grooming
  • Trying to Read a Map
  • Adjusting Radio or CD Player
  • Talking to Passengers
  • Watching TV or Video
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Using Navigation System
  • Doing Paperwork

 

Accident Liability Lawyers | Law of Negligence

It is difficult to believe that a driver will risk the lives of others by engaging in texting or other distracting activities while driving on today's busy roadways. However, such inexcusable acts are actually becoming very common. Unfortunately, many younger drivers have learned the hard way that inattention can lead to deadly accidents and serious injuries. When a wreck is caused by someone attempting to multitask behind the wheel, the driver's conduct falls below the standards of behavior as imposed by the "law of negligence". If you or a loved one were injured by a distracted driver, call our Gainesville office toll free at 1-877-798-7700 for your free consultation.

DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.

The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.

In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.

Casey King

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