The state of Georgia, like many other states in the Union, is working to prevent individuals from texting while driving. Georgia prohibits the use of any handheld cellphones while driving.
Metro Atlanta Law Group firmly believes drivers should be held accountable for their negligence. If they chose to text and drive, they must face the consequences of such unlawful action.
We are poised to help injured accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. It is your right to seek fair compensation for your injuries and other damages. We will fight for your rights.
Texting While Driving Is Dangerous
Drivers encounter multiple distractions on the road. These distractions can remove a driver’s focus and cause them to lose control of their vehicle and cause injuries to other drivers or pedestrians.
Texting while driving is considered a triple threat because it involves all three major distractions.
1. Texting is a visual distraction because it tempts drivers to take their eyes off the road.
2. Texting is also a manual distraction because it causes drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel.
3. Finally, texting is also a cognitive distraction because it takes a driver’s mind off of driving.
The National Safety Council has issued these frightening statistics regarding texting while driving.
It takes a person 5 seconds to send a text. If they are driving at 55mph, this means they will have traveled an entire football field while sending their single text.
Texting while driving puts a driver under the risk of being 25 times more likely to have an accident.
Texting drivers are more likely to cause accidents than those driving drunk.
Around 1.6 million victims are injured by texting drivers each year.
Many drivers think they can remain in control while texting, but they often find they have miscalculated their abilities.
Despite the stringent Georgia laws that prevent texting while driving, drivers continue breaking the law and putting other lives in danger. This risky and sometimes deadly behavior must stop!
How Can Our Expert Attorneys Help?
Do you know texting while driving is responsible for around 25% of all accidents? When texting, a driver’s ability to brake is reduced by as much as 20% which is why texting while driving accidents often result in significant impacts.
Serious injuries often result from texting while driving accidents. Sometimes, the injuries cause long-term or even permanent disability. With an inability to earn wages and mounting medical bills, car accidents often bring on great financial hardship for victims.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a serious accident with a texting driver, there is help available now! You do not have to fight alone.
Our experienced accident attorneys have investigative resources at our disposal. We will even review the texting driver’s phone records and get the timestamps to prove they were texting while driving.
Having an expert trial attorney on your side is essential for pursuing fair compensation. We offer an aggressive negotiation approach and will not let unscrupulous insurance companies get away with not paying you what you are owed.
What Can You Expect When Hiring an Attorney?
The first step in the process is a free consultation appointment. At Metro Atlanta Law Group, we provide contingency services. This arrangement means if we do not win your case, you do not pay.
We have represented countless victims of car accidents. Our track record in and out of the courtroom speaks for itself. We do not offer empty promises. Our team cannot erase the trauma you have suffered, but we will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys will first pursue the driver and their insurance company. Our strong negotiation skills are meant to pressure the insurance company to pay a fair amount. If they will not pay, we start the pursuit of a lawsuit.
Will You Have to Go to Court?
To set your mind at ease, not all car accident claims are decided in court. Often, both parties agree to settle before a lawsuit becomes necessary.
If your case does require a lawsuit, we will be there to fight for you every step of the way. We have spent countless hours in Atlanta area courtrooms, fighting for justice and favorable outcomes for our clients.
Are Texting Drivers Charged with a Crime?
The fine for texting while driving in Georgia is $150 and one point on the offender’s license. As with other driving infractions, the penalties go up with repeat violations, and a driver could lose their license, depending on the circumstances and their driving record.
Will Your Insurance Company Cover the Damages?
In most cases, a victim’s insurance company will not cover any damages caused by a vehicular accident that is another driver’s fault. If you have personal injury protection coverage (PIP), you can receive medical bill payments regardless of who is held responsible for the accident.
At the consultation appointment, we will go over the details of your case and asses its value. We will also provide you with information on your best options for legal recourse.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Appointment
If you have become the victim of a texting driver accident, we want you to know you are not alone. Our team of expert attorneys will work to negotiate a fair settlement for your measurable damages. In some cases, we can even pursue punitive damages.
Do not contact the insurance company until you talk to us. Insurance adjusters are notorious for low-balling offers. They will use anything you say against you, as all statements are recorded.
Call immediately to schedule your free case assessment. We will listen and offer sound legal solutions to reach a fair outcome. No one should have to fight with the insurance companies alone.
We will be your advocate and help you and your family every step of the way. Call us now to speak with an expert texting while driving attorney to learn more.