Distracted driving is an epidemic that continues to move across Florida. Unfortunately, many car accidents have been caused as a result of people talking on their cell phones while driving—both hand-held and hands-free. Unfortunately there is a myth that hands-free cell phone driving is safe driving. But the reality is anything that takes a driver’s attention off of driving is considered distracted driving.

In Florida, there are currently no laws that require drivers to use hands-free cell phone devices. As a result, many people talk on hand-held phones and drive.  Just because the law allows it doesn’t mean that hand-held and hands-free cell phones aren’t factors in car accident claims. In fact, cell phone use of any kind is considered distracted driving and is evaluated in determining the liability of a personal injury claim.

If you have been involved in an auto accident in which a driver was talking on a cell phone, you should contact an experienced accident attorney to protect your interests and seek the maximum compensation possible. Call Mallard Perez at 888-409-3805 for a free consultation or contact us online at

Damian Mallard, Esq.
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