Florida Congressman Ted Deutch of Boca Raton is pushing for stricter texting while driving laws. He introduced a bill in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday, which would empower Florida and other states to enforce stricter laws banning distracted driving. Police would have more power to pull over motorists and give them tickets if they are seen texting while driving.
“There’s no question that looking down to search the Web, send a text message, or log onto Facebook puts you in danger and puts people around you on the road in danger,” said Deutch, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Currently, Florida has some of the most relaxed distracted driving laws in the entire country. According to Distracted.gov, a US government website, 3,154 people were killed in 2013 in crashes where distracted driving was involved. So far, 44 states have a texting while driving ban. Fourteen states also have a ban on talking on a hand-held cellular devices while driving.
Distracted driving is a hazard for drivers, other cars and drivers on the road, bicyclists, and pedestrians. If you are injured in an accident involving distracted driving and texting while driving, you should seek legal representation immediately.
The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have been working with vehicle accident victims for more than 30 years, and have helped hundreds of clients recoup millions of dollars. As technology has evolved, so has Attorney Cunningham. He has worked with victims of distracted driving from talking on cell phones to more recently texting and social media instances.
If you are involved in an accident where distracted driving was present, you could receive compensation for medical bills, prescription medications, ongoing treatment, lost wages, ambulance fees, and more. Often, in the event of an accident victims don’t know all of their rights and settle for less than they deserve. That’s why you need aggressive representation on your side.
Call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) to schedule a free consultation and find out what an accident attorney can do for you.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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