Distracted driving in Florida is against the law and is a violation of §316.305. In 2020, distracted driving took the lives of 308 Florida residents and injured 2,756 people.
When you have been in a distracted driving accident, you have suffered damages and losses, a trauma that could impact you for the rest of your life. We have worked with victims of distracted driving for years. We know what you need to get the settlement you deserve.
Compensation in a Distracted Driving Accident
When you have been in an accident involving distracted driving, you will incur a number of damages and losses. Those damages will go into calculating your settlement.
These are the kinds of damages that would be awarded:
- Medical: This includes current and future medical bills. Anything you spend for medical should be documented and tracked so that you can file for these expenses when you need to.
- Lost wages: Lost wages after a car accident are a multi-billion dollar problem in Florida every year. You can seek damages for this from lost wages today and in the future if you are unable to return to work.
- Property damage: You can be compensated for repairs or replacement of your vehicle. If your vehicle is a write-off, you might receive fair market value for it.
- Out of pocket: Out of pocket expenses include rental cars, prescriptions, medical equipment, and assistive devices.
- Pain and suffering: You can seek damages for mental and physical trauma you experienced due to this accident.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages
For compensation in any car accident case, you can be awarded both economic and non-economic damages. Monetary damages are the expenses that you are out financially that can be quantified. Non-economic damages are the expenses you incur emotionally.
Florida law recognizes that you should be compensated for your suffering in severe accidents.
Contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Today for Your Distracted Driving Case
If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, you deserve compensation. We can help. At Stevenson Klotz Injury Lawyers, our Florida car accident attorney team has been securing settlements for distracted driving victims for years. Call us at (850) 706-4434 to book a free consultation today.
How do I prove the other driver committed distracted driving?
If the other driver committed distracted driving, they would be at fault in the accident and likely responsible for most if not all of the damages. We would look for eyewitness depositions, their confession, subpoenaed dashcam footage, a police report, and cell phone records if necessary.
How long do I have to file a civil claim in a distracted driving case?
You have two years to file a civil claim for a car accident or personal injury in Florida. For wrongful death, you also have two years.
How do I prove damages?
Track every expense after a car accident. When it comes time to calculate your losses, your lawyer will let you know what they need.