Ocala Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

We all go on auto pilot to some extent behind the wheel, but there is a difference between passive operation and being dangerously distracted. When drivers are so preoccupied that they cross the center line or run a stoplight or fail to hit the brakes, the resulting accidents can be devastating.

The experienced lawyers of King Law Firm are skilled at demonstrating negligence in motor vehicle accidents, including texting while driving and other recklessly distracting behaviors. We take action to hold bad drivers and their insurance carriers accountable for the aftermath in your life. Our Ocala law practice has obtained notable results in personal injury cases throughout Marion County and Central Florida.

Texting While Driving And Other Dangerous Habits

Texting while driving is banned by Florida law but unfortunately many young drivers (and an alarming percentage of adults) cannot resist. Text messaging is so dangerous because it diverts the driver's eyes and hands and awareness. Several studies have shown that sending or reading texts is as dangerous as drunk driving — slower reaction times or veering out of the lane increases the likelihood of a head-on collision, a T-bone intersection crash or rear-ending another driver at full speed. In many cases, the injuries are worse than a typical car accident for these reasons.

Only texting is illegal in Florida, but other forms of distracted driving may constitute negligence for purposes of personal injury or wrongful death litigation:

  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Using a smartphone (games, Internet, email)
  • Reading a GPS device or map
  • Reading books or newspapers
  • Shaving or applying makeup
  • Reaching into the back seat or glove box
  • Turning to talk to passengers
  • Changing the radio or CD

Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable For Injuries

We are familiar with the legal aspects of negligence, and our attorneys' backgrounds as prosecutors and law enforcement officers helps to strengthen the case for liability. More importantly, we work with victims to understand their injuries and the financial and personal hardships from a serious or permanent injury. We carefully detail the injuries and their effect on the victims' lives to get them the compensation they deserve.

For a free consultation with one of our Ocala distracted driving accident attorneys, call the King Law Firm toll free at 352-629-8747, or contact us online. We can arrange home or hospital visits, and we handle cases on a contingency fee basis; in most cases, you owe us nothing unless we are successful in recovering compensation through negotiations or a jury trial.