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:
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, or click here for your free consultation.
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My wife was rear ended while standing still in traffic and sustained serious injury to her neck. The other party's insurance company tried to take her to the cleaners in so many ways, (disgusting). But Lynn Shackow and her dad were able to get us a reasonable settlement after much haggling back and forth with the other party's insurance company. We thank God for them, they were of great help to us. As far as our overall experience with auto insurance companies, let's just say, everything negative you've ever heard about them is probably true. We hope to never have to deal with them again, but if we do we will definitely have Shackow & Mercadante, P.A. on our side to fight for us.
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