Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one in every five car accidents that results in injury is caused by distracted driving—which can include texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, eating or drinking, looking for directions, putting on makeup, surfing the Internet, or even talking to other passengers.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a distracted driving accident, now is the time to act. Seek the level of compensation you deserve by enlisting the help of an Atlanta car accident attorney from Schneider Hammers. With more than 40 years of experience and millions of dollars in successful recoveries, our firm knows what it takes to stand up against insurance companies – and win.
Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents
By definition, distracted driving includes any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the road. This includes visual distractions, manual distractions, and cognitive distractions.
Some of the most dangerous driver distractions include:
- Sending text messages
- Talking on a cell phone
- Grooming / applying makeup
- Eating and drinking
- Picking up objects on the floor
- Talking to other passengers
- Adjusting the radio
- Looking for directions
Cell Phone Use and Atlanta Accidents
In an effort to reduce the amount of distracted driving accidents in Georgia, state lawmakers have banned some of the most dangerous types of distracted driving habits—including texting while driving. This law applies to all drivers, regardless of age. It is also against the law for drivers under the age of 18 to use a cell phone in any capacity while driving, which includes talking on the phone hands-free.
If you were hit by a distracted driver, you should know that it is not necessary to prove that the other driver broke the law in order to establish fault. If your car accident was caused by someone who was talking on a cell phone at the time of the crash, their actions may still be considered negligent.
Speak with an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney Today
Distracted driving is more than just a bad habit – it kills more than 15 people a day. At Schneider Hammers, we believe that these negligent drivers should be held accountable. For this reason, we encourage you to contact our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta if you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver. We will fight aggressively for the level of compensation you deserve.
- Why should you trust Schneider Hammers with your case?
- We have recovered millions for car accident victims
- We have handled thousands of successful cases
- We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- We will start your case with a no-cost consultation
If you were injured by a distracted driver texting while driving, or distracted by any other means, our Atlanta car accident attorneys are ready to help you seek maximum compensation for your injury. We will seek accident compensation, not only for your medical bills and lost wages, but for the pain and suffering and other trauma you have been forced to endure.
Get in touch with a car accident lawyer that handles texting while driving, and other distracted driving injury accidents, by calling our Atlanta office today. Your initial consultation with an accident injury attorney is 100% FREE and confidential. Our attorneys help hold distracted drivers accountable for their negligent driving habits and get the victims the compensation they deserve.