Distracted Driving Is A Choice
Distracted driving is a well-known problem in Georgia and throughout the nation. A car or truck driven by a distracted driver is like a train without a conductor, capable of causing life-changing catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of distracted driving, you need strong legal representation to maximize your compensation.
At Isenberg & Hewitt, PC, our Atlanta-based personal injury lawyers have dealt with distracted driving accident victims, and they are here to make sure you receive the full compensation you deserve if you are injured by a negligent, distracted driver. We have more than 25 years of experience and have the resources and knowledge necessary to take on the insurance companies defending these people. Our goal is to make sure you are not victimized a second time as a result of their first offer.
Forms Of Distracted Driving
The most common and quickly increasing forms of distracted driving incidents include texting while driving and talking on a cellphone while driving. In addition to these all-too-prevalent distractions, distracted driving accidents can be caused by drivers who get behind the wheel and then: – 2021
- Read emails on mobile devices
- Look at maps or GPS devices
- Groom themselves (such as brushing hair, applying makeup and shaving)
- Adjust the radio or portable music devices
- Eat or drink
- Read newspapers, magazines or books
According to the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving claimed 3,522 lives in 2021, which made up 8.2% of all crash fatalities.
Georgia Is a Hands-Free State
The Hands-Free Georgia Act went into effect in 2018. It is illegal in Georgia to drive with a phone in your hand and calls must be made using speakerphone, earpiece, or vehicle connection. Drivers are not permitted to write, send or view text messages or online content like videos or social media. Since drivers are prohibited from recording or broadcasting video, using a cell phone for video calls like Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams meetings is also prohibited.
Hurt By A Distracted Driver? Let Us Protect Your Rights.
When a driver makes the choice to text while driving or does not pay attention to the road, it is no longer an accident. For this act of negligence, you have a right to pursue compensation for any injuries you sustain.
When you are ready to find out more about how our attorneys can help you seek compensation to pay for your medical care, lost wages and other damages caused by a distracted driver, call 770-901-2666. You may also contact us via email for a free consultation. We are MARTA-accessible.