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MORE THAN 40,000 DISTRACTED DRIVING ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN FLORIDA EVERY YEAR!

According to The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: They reported that a total of 299 people lost their lives in 2020 due to Distracted Drivers!

Distracted driving accidents

EXAMPLES OF DRIVER DISTRACTIONS THAT CAUSE ACCIDENTS...


- Texting While Driving

- Using Your Navigation

- Eating And Driving

- Taking Your Hands Off The Wheel

- Applying Makeup


The #1 Reason that causes a Distracted Driving Accident is Texting While Driving. Many people can easily agree and understand how easy it is to be driving when all of a sudden you feel your phone vibrate and you get a text message from a friend of yours; that split second you take your eyes off the road to look and see who is texting you is the same action that not only you but a vast 85%+ of teen drivers admitted to texting while driving throughout their lifetime.


If you have been Injured or involved in an accident due to a distracted driver...

Reach out to The Sheldrick Law Firm so that you can put your mind at ease by allowing a professional attorney such as Kayla Sheldrick to handle your legal matter. Attorney Kayla M. Sheldrick will work diligently to help get you what you are rightfully entitled to.

Call 561-440-7775 and we'll get you in contact with an attorney here at The Sheldrick Law Firm that will understand and help serve your legal needs!


Secondary offense

In the state of Florida texting and driving is considered a "Secondary Offense", this means that a police officer can not pull you over for that being the only reason for the pull over. Though in the event you have a headlight out, a cracked windshield, running a red light, speeding or any other reason a police office has to legally pull you over is when a "texting while driving" ticket can be additionally summoned as a secondary ticket.

Any ticket issued by a police officer is a serious matter and should always be taken seriously. Just because it's considered a "secondary offense" still means that you can endure financial fines, have a warrant out for your arrest or possibly even lose your license if you don't respond to the ticket in the proper manner. If you have received or happen to receive any type of driving citation, criminal ticket or put under arrest; you always have the right to an attorney. Don't wait until it's too late, contact us for any legal matter.


RECOVERING DAMAGES FROM A CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

Car accidents can often be caused by drivers who are distracted by their cell phones and not paying enough attention to the road. In case of a car accident, the expenses incurred can be quite substantial, as it may not only involve repairing the damaged vehicle, but it could also be deemed as a total loss. In Florida, a vehicle is considered "totaled" if the repair costs exceed 80% of its pre-accident value. For instance, if a vehicle is worth $10,000, and the repairs cost $8,001 or more, it can be declared as "totaled" by the insurance adjuster.

In case of a car accident resulting in injuries, medical bills and other related expenses can quickly add up, causing significant financial stress. However, you should not have to bear the burden of these expenses if you were not at fault. The person responsible for causing the accident should be held accountable for all the damages incurred by you.

At The Sheldrick Law Firm, we can help you by providing legal representation to ensure that you receive the rightful compensation that you deserve. We can assist you in recovering the costs associated with repairing or replacing your vehicle, as well as other damages resulting from the accident. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help you.

  • All current and future medical expenses

  • Lost wages

  • Temporary transportation while you are without your own vehicle

  • Household costs

  • Pain and suffering


We always do and always will look out for our clients best interest!

Personal Injury Attorney Kayla Sheldrick serving Florida, New York and New Jersey.

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