As long as our population continues to rely on smartphone technology, the concern for texting and driving will remain a serious problem. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the leading cause of distracted driving motor vehicle collisions is the act of texting while driving. The NHTSA further reveals that an estimated 5,400 people are killed each year as a direct result of texting and driving accidents. These statistics are despite the fact that Georgia law prohibits all drivers from texting while driving. The ban applies to text messages, instant messages (IM), email, and Internet data.
If you have been involved in a cell phone texting accident in Atlanta, you may be entitled to compensation for you losses. From medical bills and lost wages to your personal pain and suffering, Burnside Law Firm understands the substantial loss you are faced with after a car accident. Our Atlanta lawyers are experienced and skilled when it comes to auto accidents, including those that were caused by texting and driving. You can trust that our attorneys are well educated on the current laws and punishments for cell phone use, texting and driving, and other distracted driving violations.
At Burnside Law Firm, we work diligently to achieve the maximum compensation possible, ensuring you can move on with your life and avoid the worry and stress associated with a car wreck.
Hit by Someone Texting & Driving?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic crash, our texting and driving attorney is prepared to guide you throughout the entire litigation process. Cell phones are handheld gadgets that have amazing capabilities. However, using them while driving means the driver can enter into the following categories of driver distraction:
- The driver takes their hands off of the wheel.
- The motorist takes their eyes off of the road.
- A driver’s mind is elsewhere while operating a vehicle.
All of these actions can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening in many cases. Trust Burnside Law Firm for qualified expertise when it comes driver distraction accidents. We will represent you as if you were a member of our own family.
To learn more about your legal options regarding your cell phone texting accident in Atlanta, please contact us today. We offer free case evaluations and no-obligation consultations to help you begin the process.