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TEXTING AND CAR ACCIDENTS

Modern technology is a wonderful but using a phone while driving can quickly turn deadly. The dangers of texting while driving have been well documented in every state. Unfortunately, the number of auto accidents resulting from distracted drivers is alarmingly high. At the law offices of Orlando car accident attorney, Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., we hold negligent drivers accountable for the harm they have caused to families.

Distracted drivers are four times more likely to cause an accident and are responsible for the majority of auto accidents on America’s roadways. Too many vehicles traveling the roads have been turned into mobile offices, entertainment venues and chat rooms by irresponsible and careless drivers. The result is increasing numbers of life-altering injuries and devastating fatalities. These numbers are comparative to those resulting from alcohol related accidents.

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Misconceptions of Driver Ability

Most human beings are capable of some level of multi-tasking. Problems arise when individuals attempt to multi-task beyond their capability. The human brain is limited as to how much it is capable of processing at any given moment. Distractions such as texting take concentration away from the road and diminish the brain’s ability to process a sudden and unexpected incident, resulting in an accident that likely could have been prevented.

Bans On Cell Phone Use

The number of states that have actually imposed a ban on cell phone use and texting while driving seems too low.  Some states have banned cell phone use and others have banned texting. Regardless of whether or not states develop laws to prevent cell phone use, the final decision to exercise responsible driving habits lies with the individual driver. Studies have shown that a driver who is distracted by texting is incapable of processing the visual atmosphere around them. This means missed traffic signals and lights, slower response and braking times and a general lack of sufficient control over the vehicle.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident in the state of Florida and believe that the driver responsible was distracted while driving, please do not hesitate to contact the legal offices of Florida auto accident attorney, Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., for experienced and skillful legal representation.

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