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By now, everyone understands the dangers of texting while driving. Yet, we see people do it every day. Look around while sitting at a traffic light. At least one driver around you is probably sending or receiving texts. If a driver coming from the opposite direction crosses or nearly crosses the centerline, chances are pretty good that they have some type of mobile telecommunication device in one hand. Perhaps most disconcerting of all, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the number of drivers texting and reading texts while driving is growing every year. Causing an accident while a driver is texting, reading texts or otherwise distracted by a cell phone is negligent, and a texting driver can be held liable for the damages they cause. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, contact Orlando cell phone texting accident lawyer James O. Cunningham today.

Have you or someone you care for been injured in an accident caused by a texting driver? Call Florida texting accident attorney James O. Cunningham today at 888.352.2886!

Orlando Texting Accident Lawyer Helping Injured People and Their Families

The U.S. Department of Transportation held a distracted driving summit in September 2009 and announced the results of a study on distracted drivers including information about the accidents they cause and other disturbing statistics. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood told the audience that cell phone use while driving increases every year, particularly in younger, less experienced drivers. He also said that at any given moment in this country in 2008, there were 812,000 vehicles driven by people with cell phones in their hands. In addition, the study found that people using either a handheld or hands-free phone were driving an estimated 11 percent of all vehicles on the road. We all know that sending and receiving texts is even more distracting than using a cell phone to converse with another person. To further illustrate the dangers of texting while driving, consider these statistics:

  • In 2008, nearly 6,000 people were killed in distracted driving auto accidents
  • More than 500,000 people were injured in auto accidents caused by distracted drivers
  • Your risk of being in an auto accident that results in injuries is four times higher when a driver uses a handheld device
  • A driver sending or receiving texts spends 4.6 out of every six seconds with his or her eyes off the road
  • On average, texting while driving results in a 400 percent increase in the time a driver spends not looking at the road
  • Around 20 percent of experienced adult drivers in the U.S. send texts while driving

Aggressive Orlando Cell Phone Texting Accident Lawyer

Every driver knows that texting while driving is dangerous, negligent behavior, but some drivers continue to do it despite the documented dangers. Texting accidents always happen to other people. Until they cause a texting accident. If you or someone you care for has been injured or killed in an auto accident caused by a texting driver, Florida texting accident attorney James O. Cunningham may be able to help. He is a personal injury attorney who has been helping accident victims and their families since 1977. To schedule a free consultation, call him today at 8880352.2886.

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We have 15 convenient office locations around Central Florida to better serve our auto accident clients.

15 Florida Locations

Orange County:
Orlando, FL

236 South Lucerne Circle East
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

300 International Parkway #100
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

Volusia County:
DeBary, FL

465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Volusia County:
Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Polk County:
Winter Haven, FL

325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County:
Tampa, FL

100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties:
The Villages, FL

3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County:
Mt. Dora, FL

602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County:
Titusville, FL

506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Brevard County:
Cocoa, FL

96 Willard Street, Suite 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373

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  • I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver ran a red light and my car was a total loss. I was referred to James Cunningham due to the fact that our attorney’s have been very impressed with James Cunningham’s work. This fact turned out to be very true… A Personal Injury Client
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