Distracted Driving Boynton Beach
In Boynton Beach, Florida, like other jurisdictions around the United States, distracted driving is becoming a serious problem. Distracted driving often leads to negligence or careless driving, which can have significant impact on residents and visitors in Boynton Beach. Distracted drivers can cause accidents that not only impact them, but also passengers, other cars, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, property, and others.
If you or a loved one in Boynton Beach has suffered due to lack of attention from a distracted driver, the lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky can help.Distracted Driving
Very simply, a distracted driver is a driver who is not paying attention to the road or other vehicles and passengers around him or her. "Distracted driving" is now an official term adopted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, or others, and is cited by safety organizations as an increasing problem in Boynton Beach and elsewhere.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are three types of distracted driving, all of which cause accidents. These types of distracted driving are as follows:
- Manual distraction: takes your hands away from the wheel and the task of driving
- Visual distraction: takes your eyes away from driving for any amount of time
- Cognitive distraction: takes your mind and attention away from the task of driving
Safety experts note that there are some behaviors that overlap several types of distracted driving. Texting, for example, is manual, visual and cognitive. There are many other types of distraction while driving, including eating and drinking while driving, reading, listening to music, playing with the radio or other parts of the car, paying attention to entertainment systems, or talking to other people in the car. All of these things can lead a driver to lose focus on driving, and increases the chances for an accident.Why is Distracted Driving a Problem?
On any given day, drivers in Boynton Beach likely see other drivers texting or talking on the phone, putting on makeup while driving, or participating in other activities that distract them from driving. In 2015, the NHTSA reported 3,477 deaths from distracted driving. The Centers for Disease Control reports that approximately 9 people die every day due to accidents involving a distracted driver, and another 1,000 people are injured thanks to distracted drivers.What Compensation is Available?
Any Boynton Beach resident or visitor who has been injured due to the actions of a distracted driver can benefit from consulting with the attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky. Our legal team has vast experience in representing victims hurt by distracted drivers. We know that damages can go beyond reimbursement for medical bills, and can include other items such as physical therapy, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, or even wrongful death. Our experienced attorneys will help you decide the best course of action for your unique situation. We know it can be difficult to prove a distracted driving case, and have the resources and the knowledge to help obtain a favorable outcome. Frankl & Kominsky works tirelessly to ensure that victims of distracted driving accidents in Boynton Beach and throughout South Florida get the compensation they deserve from negligent drivers. Call us today at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form for a free consultation to discuss your case. Frankl & Kominsky helps clients in Boynton Beach and throughout South Florida, including Pompano, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and elsewhere. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.