Some sources tell us that driving while texting is the new DUI. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one in five car crashes that resulted in an injury across the U.S. was caused by distracted driving, which can include talking on the phone, reading or composing text messages, using the Internet on the phone, eating while driving, looking at a map or talking to other passengers while driving.
According to the NHTSA, cellphones are the number one distraction for drivers. Drivers using cellphones while operating vehicles has been compared to drivers impaired by alcohol. The findings of the National Safety Council showed that cellphone users have slower reaction times than drivers with .08 BAC, and slower reaction to vehicles braking in front of them.
Dependable Experience In Personal Injury Accidents
At Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP, our Atlanta distracted driving accident lawyers have more than 75 years of combined legal experience. We uncover and prove negligence in a variety of personal injury and auto accident cases through thorough investigation and comprehensive preparation, whether negotiating a favorable settlement or fighting for maximum compensation at trial.
Knowledgeable Attorneys Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable
Distracted driving is a major risk to other drivers. Georgia bans school bus drivers and drivers under the age of 18 from cellphone use of any kind. Additionally, text messaging while driving is banned for all drivers.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a distracted driver, we can prove it and hold the responsible party accountable. It is critical that you contact our law firm as soon as possible. We will handle all interactions with insurance companies and seek your deserved compensation for the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lost opportunity
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
We examine police reports, driver logbooks, safety regulations, maintenance records, witness testimony and all other available evidence. We will protect your rights and pursue your best interests to ensure your claim is not diminished or denied.