Category: texting

CROSSING THE STREET: A BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE – Orlando | Tampa | Clearwater | Jacksonville

CROSSING THE STREET: A BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE – Orlando | Tampa | Clearwater | Jacksonville

It’s that time of year again. Parents all over the nation are swarming local stores and loading up on school supplies in preparation for the upcoming year. In Florida, residents have more to worry about than navigating the crowded aisles and making it out of their favorite big-box store alive. Floridian parents have to worry…

Florida legislature passes texting and driving bill, headed now to Governor Scott – TRIPP LAW FIRM – CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER – TOLL FREE (888) 392-5297 – SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY NOW!

STATEWIDE – Florida lawmakers finally passed a bill banning texting and driving in this state. While this bill is certainly a step in the right direction, there is much room for improvement and strengthening of the law. The law passed by the legislature bans texting and driving on Florida roadways, subject to a number of exceptions. Texting…

USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING IS SERIOUS SAFETY PROBLEM – FLORIDA – TRIPP LAW FIRM – Personal Injury Law – STATEWIDE – CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY • TOLL FREE (888) 392-5297 • Speak to an attorney NOW!

STATEWIDE – The National Highway Traffic Highway Administration estimates that any given moment during daylight hours in the United States, about 660,000 drivers use cell phone or other electronic devices while driving. Perhaps the most dangerous use of electronic devices while driving is texting while driving. Texting while driving involves all 3 major types of distraction…

Pinellas | Hillsborough | ACCDIENT BECAUSE OF TEXTING | Teens and Texting | Recipe for Disaster

NATIONAL – In a recent survey, experts have discovered that more teens are texting while driving.  Because teens are using cell phones more than ever before, many are using cell phones in ways that are dangerous, with more than a third admitting that they have sent a text message while driving. Using a cell phone while…

INJURED BY SOMEONE TEXTING? | Call 888-392-LAWS (5297) for FREE case evaluation

Texting while driving increases your risk of an accident much more than previous studies have concluded. This is as a result of motorists taking their eyes off the road longer than they do when talking or listening on their cell phones. A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute used cameras to continuously observe light…

Jury awards 21 MILLION DOLLARS in damages in a Wrongful Death case

The jury found the defendant grossly negligent for texting while driving and causing a fatal crash. The unanimous verdict is one of the largest to be obtained in a texting-while-driving case.  The subpoenaed the phone records discovered that the defendant had made seven (7) phone calls and sent fifteen (15) text messages during the 45…

DRIVER INATTENTION IS LEADING CAUSE OF TRAFFIC CRASHES – CELL PHONE TEXTING is a PROBLEM

NATIONAL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) driver inattention is a leading cause of traffic crashes, responsible for about 80 percent of all collisions, Considering crashes are the number-one cause of accidental death in the U.S., it is important to pay close attention to our driving habits and those of other…

TEXTING AND DRIVING COULD BE DEADLY • Texting drivers’ reaction times worse than drunken drivers • Cause of serious accidents • Rear-ended by texter

STATEWIDE – Here is a WAKE UP CALL!A recent study shows that a driver that is distracted by TEXTING AND DRIVING is worse than a DRUNKEN DRIVER! Wake up FLORIDIANS! Here are the FACTS of a RECENT STUDY: A sober driver took half a second to brake A drunken driver with a blood alcohol level…

Tampa Ι TEEN HITS POLICE CAR while TEXTING Ι REAR ENDED Ι STOPPED POLICE CAR Ι AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT Ι Passenger INJURED Ι

According to BAYNEWS 9 – A teenager was cited Wednesday after police said she crashed into a patrol car while she was texting and cutting school. According to reports, just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Tanya Manning was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Bruce B. Downs and Palms Springs boulevards in…