Texting Accidents Attorneys
Texting Accidents In Orlando, FL
We live in a world surrounded by technology and, nowadays, nearly everyone owns a handheld device. Although wireless communication devices make life easier in many ways and are useful tools, there are times when using a handheld device is inappropriate and even dangerous. Texting and driving accidents can be catastrophic, resulting in severe injury and even death. The possibility of life-changing injuries or death increase when a motorcycle driver is the victim of collision. If you have been in an accident due to another driver texting, at 911 Biker Law we can provide you with a motorcycle personal injury attorney in Orlando, FL, to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Why You Shouldn't Text & Drive
Texting is one of the most prominent forms of distracted driving, which is defined as any activity that diverts the attention of a driver. Driving while distracted is responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths nationwide. As of October 2013, it was unlawful in the state of Florida to text while driving. But starting July 1, 2019, Florida’s new ban on texting while driving, Senate Bill 76, has made texting and driving a primary offense, meaning inattentive drivers can now be pulled over and cited for typing out messages while driving. The goal of this bill is to keep drivers looking up and prevent unnecessary injuries due to distracted driving. In Florida, if you are stopped due to texting and driving the offense is punishable by a fine, court fees, and even points going onto your license for repeat offenders. Additional penalties are placed on those who cause a crash due to texting and driving or text going through a school zone. Texting while driving takes a driver’s attention from the road, and just a couple seconds of looking at a screen is enough for a car to travel several hundred feet when going at higher speeds. Taking your eyes off the road for any amount of time puts everyone in the area, including yourself, in danger.
Common Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents
Collisions involving a motorcycle are even more dangerous for the motorcycle driver due to the lack of protection a bike offers as opposed to a car. The injuries sustained can be severe enough to change somebody’s life and can even lead to wrongful death. Being the victim of a collision due to a driver texting can put your life on hold and compromise your future. The motorcycle injury attorneys at 911 Biker Law can help fight for the compensation you deserve to ease the difficulty of the injuries you have sustained. Some of the most common injuries when motorcycles are the victims of a car accident include:
- Second and third-degree burns
- Spinal cord injuries (including whiplash)
- Brain trauma
- Abrasions, contusions, and lacerations (including road rash)
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments, tendons, and muscles
What To Do After An Accident On Your Motorcycle
If you are involved in an accident on your motorcycle due to the other driver texting, it is imperative that you seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney after you receive medical attention. If you are able, contact the police as soon as the accident occurs and mention that the other driver was texting so they can include it in the report. This will be useful during your claim for compensation. An attorney will help gather information about the accident for further evidence that the driver texting was the cause of the collision. Your attorney will also help you through each critical point of your case to ensure that you receive the most compensation possible to cover your medical bills, lost wages, disabilities you may have developed from your injuries, and the physical, emotional and mental pain you endured.
Orlando Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Although it may be tempting to check your wireless communication device or send a message while driving, doing so can lead to a collision and put yourself and others in harm’s way. If you have been the victim of a collision due to texting and driving, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at 911 Biker Law in Orlando, FL, today. We will fight for you to receive fair compensation for the injuries you sustained due to someone else’s irresponsibility.