A distracted driver is a dangerous driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,142 people in 2019 alone. Cell phone usage while driving is a top distraction on Georgia roads.
Cell phone usage is highest among the age group of 16-24. If you are the victim of a serious accident caused by a distracted driver, it is time to take action.
At Metro Atlanta Law Group, we understand the serious injuries and life-altering monetary losses that can occur as a result of a car accident. Our car accident attorneys work to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you should not have to worry about covering the costs of their mistakes. You need an expert car accident lawyer who will fight for your rights.
Unlike some law firms, we do not represent insurance companies. We pursue them with a vengeance until the insurance company provides our clients with fair settlements.
We understand the immense toll a car accident can take on your life and your family. Allow us to help you pick up the pieces and rebuild all you have lost.
What Are the Types of Distracted Driving?
As we have already mentioned, distracted driving can take on many forms. With car accident deaths rising, it is imperative drivers do everything possible to retain their focus while driving.
Any activity that causes a driver to become distracted and take their eyes off the road can be deadly. There are three main categories of driver distraction, and they include the following.
Visual – This means a distraction that takes your eyes off the road.
Cognitive – This is something that takes your mind off the task of driving.
Manual – This is a distraction that causes you to take your hands off the steering wheel.
Common Driver Distractions
Driver distraction is increasing among drivers in Georgia and across the United States. Many activities distract drivers, including the following.
Cell phone usage
Eating and drinking
Reading billboard advertisements
Looking at wrecks or cars pulled over by police
Passengers, including children and pets, can all cause distractions for drivers. A driver who takes their eyes off the road for even a second to read a text message can cause a deadly crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious accident caused by a distracted driver, you need an experienced attorney working on your side. Metro Atlanta Law Group is here for you when you need us most.
Laws on Texting and Driving in Georgia
In 2018, Georgia passed the Hands-Free Act to stop drivers from using cell phones while driving. There are hefty penalties for driving while texting. The Hands-Free Act prohibits the following while driving.
Writing or sending text messages
Reading text messages or emails
Posting on social media sites
Surfing the Internet
There is an exception to the rule. If a driver sees an accident or a crime while driving, they can use their cell phone to call in an emergency. Drivers should attempt to pull to a safe location to use their phones.
The law protects injured victims. If you are the victim of a distracted driver, we are here to offer solutions. We become advocates for our injured clients and will not rest until they receive fair compensation.
How Can Our Attorneys Help You?
The accident was not your fault. It was caused by a distracted driver who was not following the law. You should not have to shoulder the responsibility of the costs. Distracted drivers must be held accountable.
Our distracted driver attorneys are here to answer your questions and concerns. Call us today to schedule a consultation. We will review the details of your case for free.
If we determine distracted driving was the cause of your accident, we will launch a thorough investigation. We will pursue the insurance company of the at-fault driver or launch an aggressive personal injury lawsuit.
Most drivers who cause accidents will not admit they were using a cell phone. We have the authority to obtain the driver’s cell phone records. If activity is found at the time of the crash, we will gather the necessary evidence to pursue the case.
We Will Make Sure You Receive Fair Compensation
As we review your case and medical bills, we will work to determine your present monetary losses and your future loss of income. We will calculate your losses and submit a claim to the insurance company.
The attorneys at Metro Atlanta Law Group will aggressively pursue the insurance company. Our negotiation strategies are focused on getting you the money you deserve. We will work to make sure you receive the full compensation you are owed.
We Offer Compassionate Legal Representation
The aftermath of a serious car accident is difficult to face. We understand you and your family are going through a arduous time of tough decisions. You should not have to worry about how you will afford an attorney.
Our attorneys work on contingency. This means you do not owe us fees unless we are successful at getting you compensation. If we do not win, you do not pay. It is that simple.
Schedule a Consultation Appointment
Have you or a loved one been injured because of a distracted driver? If so, it is time to hold them accountable for your monetary losses.
Call us right away to schedule your free consultation appointment. The state of Georgia requires you to file a lawsuit within two years of the date of your accident or you forfeit your rights to receive compensation.
Do not allow too much time to pass. We are here to help you every step of the way so you can get the fair compensation you deserve.