Texting and Driving Accidents
An Orlando lawyer who knows how to get the results you need
Texting while driving is against the law in Florida and for good reason. It’s dangerous behavior that can lead to car accidents that leave people seriously hurt. But there are some drivers who still text behind the wheel. If you’ve been hurt in a texting and driving crash, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side.
Attorney Michael Cerasa understands the impact that injuries from a car accident can have on victims and their families. He also knows how difficult it can be to get the insurance company to treat you fairly. He started The Cerasa Law Firm LLC to guide clients through the legal process and help them recover the financial compensation they deserve.
Holding negligent drivers accountable
Texting is dangerous because takes the driver’s attention away from the road. Even a few seconds is long enough to result in a crash. The driver may fail to notice the car ahead coming to a complete stop, or that a car has pulled out from a side street, or that the traffic light has changed to red.
If texting behind the wheel is against the law, it should be easy to hold the negligent driver accountable. But it’s not quite that simple. Texting drivers often deny they used their phones and refuse to accept any responsibility for what happened. The other driver may even blame you for causing the accident.
Insurance companies are looking for any excuse to pay you less. They may question the seriousness of your injuries or claim they were pre-existing. Or they may offer you a settlement soon after the crash. But it will fall far short of covering the damages you have suffered. It’s a just a way for them to save money.
There’s one thing you can be sure about – insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who knows how to handle them and will do what’s best for you.
We know how to handle insurance companies
Attorney Cerasa worked for big law firms where he learned how to build strong cases built on facts. Our legal team investigates your crash. We carefully review accident reports. We gather evidence, including phone company records and traffic camera footage. We track down witnesses and interview them about what they saw.
Another thing attorney Cerasa will do is determine the total damages you suffered in your accident. This includes current and future medical expenses for treating your injuries. It includes lost wages if you couldn’t work because you were hurt. Other damage may include pain and suffering.
Attorney Cerasa is a skilled negotiator and litigator who is determined to help you recover the compensation you are owed. Many times that can be done through a negotiated settlement. But if the insurance company won’t negotiate, he will fight for you in court.
If you were injured in an Orlando texting and driving accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. There’s no cost and no obligation.