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Distracted Driving

Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys Ready to Help Victims of Car Accidents Caused by Negligent Drivers

Distracted Driving In Miami, one of the country's most congested cities, distracted driving remains a constant threat to drivers, passengers, cyclists, pedestrians and anyone else on the road. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV), Miami commuters lose 27 hours yearly to traffic jams, ranking the city seventh in national congestion levels. This environment increases the likelihood of distracted driving incidents, which continue to cause hundreds of fatalities and injuries each year across the region. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we are well-acquainted with the dangers of these accidents and are prepared to help victims pursue fair compensation for what they’ve been through.

If you have been hurt in a distracted driving accident, seeking experienced legal representation is essential. Our firm has diligently served the South Florida community for over four decades, advocating for accident victims in and around Miami since 1976. Contact us and benefit from our commitment to achieving justice for you. If you have suffered serious injuries in a Miami car accident, let our distracted driving lawyers handle your case with the urgency it deserves.

Leading Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is a one of the most dangerous driving behaviors, especially in a busy area like Miami. Each distracted driving accident can involve multiple contributing factors, making it possible for a single incident to be attributed to more than one distraction category. Below are some of the leading causes of distracted driving crashes in Florida.

Cellphone Use

Using a cell phone while driving is one of the most common distractions and can result in catastrophic injuries. This category includes texting, posting on social media, and talking on the phone. These activities divert a driver's attention from the road and can have deadly consequences. According to the most recent data, cellphone use while driving has led to 17 fatalities and 914 injuries in Miami. The distracted driving attorneys on our team often see the aftermath of these incidents and understand their profound impact on victims and their families.

External Distractions

External distractions involve anything outside the vehicle that draws the driver's attention away from driving. This might include looking at roadside incidents, billboards, or scenic views. These distractions are particularly dangerous as they can suddenly capture a driver's attention, leading to swift and severe accidents. Recent figures attribute 25 fatalities and 29 injuries to external distractions. We advise drivers to keep their eyes on the road and remain alert to avoid such hazards.

Inattentive Driving

Inattentive driving, or "zoning out," is another major factor in road accidents. This involves drivers losing focus on driving without any specific distraction. Daydreaming or deep thinking while driving can be as dangerous as any active distraction. Shockingly, inattentive driving has resulted in 220 fatalities and a staggering 12,681 injuries in our area. We constantly remind our clients and community about the importance of maintaining focus behind the wheel.

Internal Distractions

Internal distractions come from inside the vehicle. This could be anything from adjusting the GPS to interacting with passengers or pets, changing the music, or even eating and drinking while driving. These activities can significantly impair a driver's ability to react to road conditions or hazards. Internal distractions have caused 14 fatalities and 1,442 injuries. We encourage all drivers to prepare their driving environment so that full attention can be given to driving before they start their journey.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we see the devastating effects of distracted driving daily. We are committed to helping our clients navigate the aftermath of such accidents and advocate tirelessly to ensure they receive the justice and compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been affected by a distracted driving accident, reach out to us for support and representation.

Proving Liability in a Distracted Driving Lawsuit

Proving liability in a Miami car accident claim requires clear evidence and a systematic approach. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we collect all available accident reports, witness statements, and traffic camera footage. These documents and recordings are crucial as they provide an objective overview of the crash scene and the moments leading up to the accident.

We also engage with medical professionals to document the injuries sustained due to the accident. This medical evidence supports the damages claim and links the injuries directly to the accident. Gathering and presenting these medical records is essential for establishing the accident's impact on our client's life.

Additionally, we often consult accident reconstruction experts who can analyze the data and recreate the scene to illustrate how the accident occurred and who was at fault. This expert testimony is persuasive in proving liability, especially in complex cases.

We actively ensure that all evidence we present is robust and comprehensively supports the claim. Our goal is to secure the justice and compensation our clients deserve. If you've been in a car accident in Miami, we're here to help you prove liability and guide you through the claims process efficiently and compassionately.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Miami Distracted Driving Lawyer Today

If you or someone in your family was recently injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, reach out to the law firm of Friedman Roadman Frank & Estrada for immediate assistance. Our Miami distracted driving accident lawyers are committed to securing the best possible result for each of our clients and will do everything possible to ensure your family obtains the justice they deserve. We offer free consultations to all accident victims, during which we will explain your rights, your options, and how we can help you pursue a claim against the responsible party. To schedule a free consultation with a Miami distracted driving lawyer in Miami, call Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada at (877) 448-8585 or fill out our online contact form.

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Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
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Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.