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Tampa, FL Distracted Driving Injury Lawyers

At the Fernandez Firm, our experienced team of Tampa car accident lawyers aggressively prosecutes personal injury and wrongful death claims where texting while driving, cell phone use or any other type of distracted driving is thought to be a factor.

Don’t wait to seek professional legal advice if you believe another’s negligent inattentive driving resulted in an injury or a loved ones’ wrongful death.  An immediate and thorough investigation of the car crash could make a significant difference in the success of any personal injury recovery.

Free Consultations.  We don’t get paid unless we Win... and we want to win!

If you or someone you know has fallen victim to a texting, cell phone or distracted driving accident in Tampa, Florida, and are seeking an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case, we can help!

Call the Tampa car accident lawyers at the Fernandez Firm today for aggressive legal representation. There is no charge for our legal consultation and, if there is no recovery, there are no attorneys’ fees or costs due.

We don’t get paid unless we Winand we want to win!

Texting, Cell Phone and Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida - A Deadly Epidemic Nationwide

In 2010, 3,092 people in the U.S. were killed in distracted driving accidents accounting for approximately 1 in every 10 traffic fatalities --- and an additional 416,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents.  Behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle, distracted driving statistics are even more harrowing: a September 2009 study by the U.S. Department of Transportation found:

“texting creates a car crash risk 23 times
greater than driving while not distracted.”

Cell and smart phone usage behind the wheel makes up the vast majority of these alarming accident statistics; in fact, according to a recent NHTSA survey, respondents reported few driving situations where they would not use their cell phone to talk or text. Not surprisingly, American teens are most affected by this growing epidemic, both as distracted drivers and victims.  According to a 2009 study, 40% of teens reported being in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger.

The Fernandez Firm Supports Texting While Driving Ban in Florida

In response to this growing and preventable danger, 39 states in the US, as well as the District of Columbia (DC), the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam have banned texting while driving, with 10 of these states, DC, the Virgin Islands and Guam prohibiting all handheld cell phone use while driving.

Shockingly, densely-populated Florida has NO lawsbanning texting while driving.  In fact, former governor Jeb Bush exercised Florida’s “Preemption Law” to prohibit local counties from enacting distracted driving bans.  Numerous attempts by state legislators to prohibit texting while driving have failed, despite the fact that71% of Florida voters support a texting while driving ban.

At the Fernandez Firm, our lawyers are actively involved in this political effort and support legislative attempts to reducetexting, cell phone and distracted driving accidents in Florida.  In Tallahassee (our state capitol) and in courtrooms throughout Florida, our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of injured Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State.  


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Whether you were involved in a small “fender bender” or catastrophic car crash, our experienced team of Tampa, Florida car accident lawyers, is here to provide you with legal advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Contact our attorneys today at 1-800-222-8163, your consultation is absolutely FREE. 

At the Fernandez Firm, we don’t get paid unless we Win… and we want to win!


  • As a Connecticut trial lawyer, I have regularly referred a number of personal injury cases to the Fernandez Firm. As skillful and experienced Florida injury attorneys, their lawyers are attentive to our clients’ needs and committed to making their voices heard. I feel very confident that the clients I refer to the Fernandez Firm are in excellent hands.
    Attorney Eric Smith
    Stratton Faxon
    New Haven, CT
  • As a practicing Florida attorney, for more than a decade I have referred many injured clients to the Fernandez Firm. From start to finish, they devote significant attention to the needs of my clients, they keep me updated regularly on the progress of our cases and, due to their hard work and expertise, have achieved excellent results in settlement and at trial.
    J. Clancey Bounds
    Bounds Law Group
    Orlando, FL