Snap chat is the new social sharing phenomenon that people cannot seem to get enough of. With daily filters, geotags, interactive platforms and story sharing, Snap chats over 100 million daily users have little time to do anything else with their day then snap it, including drive.
Snap chat is most popular between people ages 14-21 but is widely used across many age groups, including new and experienced drivers while they are on the road. Cell phones are the cause of one of every four car accidents according to USA TODAY and in Miami, that percentage is on the rise. Miami is already one of the most dangerous cities to drive in. The city leads to over 5% of Florida’s total reported auto accidents which equate to over 200,000 accidents annually.
Car accidents cost the United States over $871 billion a year on average. With costs that high, it is not hard to understand why states and the federal government are working to make the roads safer. However, more and more distractions are introduced to the smartphone daily. Drivers are distracted by these distractions leading to increased car accidents.
Auto Accidents in the Miami-Dade area can be handled in many ways especially since Florida is a no-fault state. Every driver is required to have insurance coverage that provides for $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP benefits) and $10,000 in Property Damage Liability (PDL benefits). A driver may only go after the at-fault driver when they sustain certain permanent injuries.
Sometimes, the drivers having insurance is not the problem, it is commonly getting insurance companies to provide the coverage you have paid for. This issue causes the most headaches for the average driver.
Friedland | Carmona is available to ease your pain and ensure drivers in the Miami-Dade area taken care of. There are many statutes and a lot of case law that have to be evaluated when navigating an auto incident and everyone will be highly fact intensive. Having a lawyer familiar with this area of law and experienced in handling this type of case can make all the difference in the outcome of your claim.
The South Florida personal injury attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona handle all types of negligence, product liability, personal injury, negligent security, slip/trip and fall, and car accident cases throughout the state of Florida, including Boca Raton, Homestead, North Miami, South Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Hialeah, Kendall, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. The Friedland | Carmona handles all types of personal injury cases, including dog bites, wrongful death, defective products, medical malpractice, slip and falls, negligent and reckless drivers, and automobile and motorcycle accidents. Call the Miami personal injury attorneys today and let our family take care of your family