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“Selfie” Behind The Wheel: Taking Distracted Driving To New Low

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Motor vehicle accidents

“Selfie” Behind The Wheel: Taking Distracted Driving To New Low

Frequent readers of this blog, or followers of our Facebook or Twitter feeds, will surely know that we often post about the dangers of distracted driving (and here, and here).  In the past, we posted about using cell phones, and of course, texting while driving. Yesterday, I read on the insurancejournal.com website about a driving distraction I had not previously thought of, so thought I would share. It seems that a man in Maine recently crashed into a tree and seriously injured several of his passengers while trying to get into a “Selfie” photo being taken by one of his passengers. This kind of idiotic behavior on the part of a driver would probably be hilarious, if it wasn’t so potentially deadly. Make no mistake, a car accident is more than capable of killing someone.  It only takes a moment of distraction to cause an accident.  If you absolutely must take a Selfie while you are in a car – pull over.  Everybody traveling on Florida’s roads – including your passengers – will thank you. If you have any questions following an Orlando car accident, or a Florida crash involving a distracted driver, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901, or visit their website at cullen-hemphill.com. Or, if you want to wait to call,  you can always download a FREE copy of their informative Florida accident guide by visiting...

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Powerful Documentary Tells Stories Of Texting While Driving Victims | Orlando Accident Attorney

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents, Wrongful Death Claims

Powerful Documentary Tells Stories Of Texting While Driving Victims | Orlando Accident Attorney

“From One Second To The Next” is a very powerful short documentary film directed by award-winning filmmaker Werner Herzog. The film was produced by AT&T, as part of its “It Can Wait” public awareness campaign against texting while driving. As an Orlando accident attorney who has seen his fair share of distracted and texting while driving accidents, I thought the stories in the film would be sort of old hat for me. I was wrong. This film is very moving: I was particularly struck by the testimony of “Chandler”, a young father from rural Indiana who killed an entire family in a crash while he was texting with his wife. He said before this accident he always thought, “I can text and drive at the same time — it’s no big deal.” How many of us have thought this, too? Texting while driving is a big deal. If you have to text while you are on the go, by all means pull over, or wait until your vehicle is stopped. If you have any questions regarding a Florida car accident, whether it involves texting or distracted driving or not, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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Distracted Driver’s Cell Phone Pays The Price (video) | Orlando Accident Attorney

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

Distracted Driver’s Cell Phone Pays The Price (video) | Orlando Accident Attorney

I couldn’t resist sharing this video from Russia.  Check out the driver on the left hand side of screen.  My guess is that the person who hit him failed to yield the right-0f-way and caused this crash — while on a cell phone. We obviously don’t recommend that any Florida accident victim get out of his or her car and confront another driver like this.  But I can’t say that I don’t sympathize with the victim in this video. If you have any questions regarding a Florida car accident, whether involving distracted driving or not, call Winter Park accident attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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