My teenage daughter was injured in an auto accident. Another driver was at fault; however, she sent a text message just moments before the crash at a stop light. Does she have a case?
The law in Florida bans texting while driving; however, cars that are stationary are not subject to the law. This means that if your daughter sent a text message while sitting at a red light or stopped in traffic, she complies with the law and probably has a valid personal injury claim for damages.
Because the car accident involved a personal injury, your daughter’s cell phone records could be used by the other side as evidence to establish negligence on the part of your daughter. This is why it is very important that the time of the accident was noted, and witnesses come forward to testify.
If the other driver was at fault for the car crash, there will be some sort of proof that a skilled personal injury lawyer will find. Because time is of the essence — since it is possible that evidence can disappear — you should contact a personal injury lawyer in South Florida today. For a free initial consultation, please contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 today.