According to a new analysis by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving deaths are on the rise.  The report is based on data from 2011.

The report shows that overall, traffic fatalities fell 1.9 percent in 2011, marking the lowest level since 1949.  But despite this overall downward trend, the number of people killed in distracted driving-related accidents rose by 1.9 percent, from 3,267 in 2010 to 3,331 last year.

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, urges all Florida drivers to pay attention behind the wheel.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver in Florida, you may need an experienced Florida accident attorney. Call us today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation.

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, concentrates on helping accident victims in Stuart, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Palm Beach and Vero Beach.