Although texting while driving is still legal in Florida, many lawmakers consider it a dangerous, distraction at the wheel—one that is even considered reckless and negligent. Additionally, many studies have indicated that texting while driving has led to thousands of traffic accidents because the driver who is texting takes his hands off the wheel, eyes off the road and attention off of driving, even if it is only for a moment.
When a driver intentionally takes his eyes off the road, it can show the judge and jury that he was behaving recklessly. No text message could be more important that keeping someone else safe on the road.
The job of a Sarasota accident attorney will be to investigate the case, talk to witnesses, subpoena cell phone records of the driver who you think could have been texting, and fight for your rights.
In order to find out if you can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, call an experienced Sarasota personal injury lawyer today to discuss your case in more detail. You can reach the Mallard Law Firm for a free consultation of your case at (888) 409-3805 today.