File a Georgia Car Accident Claim If You Were Injured by a Distracted Driver
Distracted Driver Car Accident
The car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. understand that the aftermath of a vehicle crash can be difficult, especially when the collision was caused by a distracted driver. We are dedicated to helping injured victims and family members of those killed in Georgia distracted driver crashes obtain the compensation they deserve from negligent parties. Contact one of our lawyers today to learn more about how we can protect your rights.
Distracted Driving on the Rise
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving results in over 5,000 deaths and over 20,000 injuries in the U.S. each year, and the problem is only increasing. Some common driver distractions, like sending text messages on a cell phone, are extremely dangerous. In fact, texting while driving poses such a risk that many U.S. states, including Georgia, have banned the practice altogether, issuing tickets to drivers who are caught doing it without needing to pull them over for a different violation.
Types of Driving Distractions
Distractions can be split into three categories: visual, manual, or cognitive.
According to a study by the Gallup organization, approximately one-quarter of all distracted driving car accidents are caused by visual distractions, such as looking outside the car for landmarks, street signs, billboards, or other objects along the road. Even a split second of looking elsewhere can cause an accident.
In order to comply with cell phone driving laws, many drivers have switched to hands-free devices to talk on their cell phone while keeping both hands on the wheel. Unfortunately, this has only replaced manual or visual distractions with another. The NHTSA notes that using hands-free devices while driving does not cut down on cognitive or mental distractions because the driver’s brain will still be focused on the conversation. When a driver pays less attention to the road, no matter what they are doing, they increase the chances of causing a serious accident.
Solid Communication, Efficient Legal Strategies
When a distracted driving car accident occurs, it's not only the at-fault driver who pays. Passengers in the driver's car and those in other vehicles involved in the accident may also suffer severe injuries or even lose their lives. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to driver negligence, please do not hesitate to contact the Atlanta car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. Our experienced legal team will work with you to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, as well as pain and suffering. Call us toll-free at (866) 249-5513 for a free legal evaluation of your case.