Texting and Driving Laws in Florida
Texting while driving has gone from being a secondary offense to a primary offense in Florida. That means law enforcement can now pull you over just for texting, even if you aren't speeding or swerving or breaking any other traffic laws. But it's still not uncommon to see drivers in the cars around you looking at their phones instead of the road. Jacksonville personal injury attorney James Glober says, "Texting while operating a motor vehicle splits the driver's attention between many different tasks. The distraction can certainly affect drivers' ability to exercise their legal duty of care to other drivers on the road and may result in a severe car accident.” Drivers who make this mistake can face serious consequences and can be held responsible. Damages is a legal term for what a negligent party can be ordered to pay a victim if that negligence caused injuries that led to medical treatment, lost wages, pain, suffering, household costs, and more. If you've been injured and aren't receiving the compensation you deserve, it's time to take action. Your first step, speaking with an attorney who understands and wants to help. When you call Glober Law Firm, you'll get more than a lawyer. You'll get a guide, an ally, and a friend.