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Distracted driving can be deadly

Florida residents often drive their car as easily as breathing, and it has become an almost automated task to get into the car and go. Many drivers multi-task behind the wheel, dividing their attention between the road and other concerns such as eating, selecting music and talking with others in the car. Distracted driving contributes to car accidents every day, from minor fender benders to fatalities.

According to Orlando Weekly, there have been multiple bills filed for the 2019 legislative session addressing the issues of cell phone use and texting devices that are not hands-free. One of these measures, if passed, would make hand-held cell phone use a primary violation. Currently, drivers only receive cell phone use citations if law enforcement stops them for other moving violations. By making it a primary offense, police officers could stop motorists and issue tickets specifically for using the hand-held device.

Am I to blame for a car accident?

Getting into a car accident is stressful and often painful. If you are injured or your car is damaged, you may be wondering how to pay for these expenses.

It's possible you may have been partially to blame, even if the other driver was more at fault, or the other driver may claim you partly caused the accident. How does Florida handle these incidents?

What are the long-term costs of a brain injury?

If you suffered a brain injury from an auto accident, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from brain injuries after an auto accident each year. You may be worried about the long-term effects on everything from your job to your social life. Brain injuries can vary as much as the people who suffer them, but they tend to have a few things in common:

Little known facts about personal injuries

You were rushing to get home to start dinner, and another vehicle rolled into your car as you were leaving the parking lot. A small jolt occurred during the accident, but no one was injured. You apologize, shrug off the minor mishap and go your separates ways.

The next day, you notice some trouble breathing. Its allergy season, and you wonder if an allergy shot might help. Several days later, you develop a mild headache. You notice your balance is a bit off. The headaches turn into migraines. Your eyesight blurs so badly that you cannot read or watch television. Your daughter insists on driving you to the hospital.

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