Injured by a Driver on a Cell Phone? Call Our Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys
Cell Phone Accidents
Distracted driving causes thousands of collisions in Georgia and throughout the United States each year. Many of these collisions are caused by drivers who are too busy talking or texting on their cell phones to pay proper attention to the road. If someone you love has been injured or killed in a crash caused by a driver on a cell phone, please don't hesitate to call the experienced Atlanta accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. to discuss your legal rights and options. We are committed to helping our clients hold negligent individuals responsible so they can focus on getting their life back on track.
Dangers of Distracted Driving
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), up to 25 percent of U.S. drivers talk on their cell phones while behind the wheel at any given time. The risk posed by using a cell phone while driving is often higher than the risk of engaging in other activities - especially if the driver is dialing the phone or sending text messages. The risk increases on a cell phone because the device distracts the driver's brain, hands, and eyes from driving - the three most important things that should be focused on operating the car safely, according to the NHTSA.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that drivers who are using a hand-held cell phone are four times more likely to cause injuries in a car crash than drivers who are not using a hand-held device of any kind. Perhaps most shocking, a University of Utah study found that drivers using any kind of cell phone while driving - whether hand-held or hands-free - had the same delayed reaction times as people with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent, the legal limit for drinking and driving.
Holding Distracted Drivers Responsible
Far too many U.S. families see loved ones injured or killed in car collisions each year, a double tragedy when one considers that many of these cell phone and distracted driving accidents can be avoided.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a distracted driver car crash, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation from the at-fault driver. Please contact The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. to learn more about your legal rights. Call us at (866) 249-5513 to schedule a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping clients obtain the justice they need to move forward.