Distracted Driving Accidents
An Orlando lawyer who gets the results you need
We all learn the importance of keeping your eyes on the road when driving. But too many drivers forget that lesson and let themselves be distracted. The result is a car accident that can leave people with serious injuries. Attorney Michael Cerasa works to hold these negligent drivers accountable.
The Cerasa Law Firm LLC was founded to help victims of car crashes recover the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries. Attorney Cerasa worked for big law firms in the area and learned how to build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. Now he is able to use that experience while personally guiding clients through the legal process.
Distracted driving is dangerous behavior
What is distracted driving? It’s driving while your attention is focused on another activity. Examples of distracting activities include texting, talking on the phone, setting a GPS, adjusting dashboard controls, applying makeup, shaving, eating or drinking.
Drivers may think these activities are no big deal because they are only taking their eyes off the road for a few seconds. But a lot can happen in a few seconds. The car in front of them can come to a sudden stop. Another car can pull out from a side street or make a sudden lane change. Someone can run into the road.
People who were hurt in an accident caused by a distracted driver can see their lives impacted in many ways. They have injuries that require medical treatment. Their car may be wrecked. They may have to miss time from work and there is less income coming in. This leads to financial stress and wondering how you are going to pay the bills.
But recovering financial compensation after being hit by a distracted driver can be complicated. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility. Insurance companies will try to minimize your claim so they can pay you as little as possible. They may question the seriousness of your injuries or blame you for what happened.
The insurance company may offer a settlement, but it will fall far short of covering the total damages.
Fighting for you every step of the way
If you were hit by a distracted driver, don’t sign your rights away. You only get one shot at recovery after an accident. Our firm can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Our legal team can investigate to gather evidence that demonstrates the other driver was distracted. We carefully review accident reports and medical records, review any traffic camera footage and interview witnesses.
A skilled negotiator and litigator, attorney Cerasa knows how to handle insurance company attempts to pay you less. He is determined to resolve your case in a way that meets your needs, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
If you were injured by a distracted driver in Orlando or anywhere in Central Florida, learn more about how we can help. Under state law, you have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action. But it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible before evidence gets lost and the memories of witnesses fade.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.