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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.

Seeking Compensation After a Texting Accident in Atlanta

If you’ve been in a cell phone texting accident in Atlanta, the repercussions can be profound, impacting various facets of your life. Whether it’s grappling with towering medical bills, coping with lost wages due to time off work, or enduring the immense personal pain and suffering that often accompanies such incidents, the toll can be overwhelming. At Burnside Law Firm, we understand the challenges you face in the wake of a car accident. Our seasoned attorneys in Atlanta possess a wealth of experience in handling auto accidents, particularly those stemming from the dangerous practice of texting while driving.

We recognize the gravity of distracted driving violations, including texting and cell phone use, and we remain well-versed in the current legal landscape and penalties associated with such offenses. Our commitment to our clients extends beyond mere representation; we strive to empower you with knowledge and support throughout the legal process.

At Burnside Law Firm, our mission is clear: to diligently pursue the maximum compensation available to you. We understand that financial restitution is not merely about covering expenses; it’s about reclaiming your life and restoring a sense of normalcy. By securing the compensation you deserve, we aim to alleviate the burden of worry and stress that often accompanies the aftermath of a car wreck. With us by your side, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care and dedication, allowing you to focus on healing and moving forward.

Hit by Someone Texting & Driving?

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a traffic crash, navigating the complex legal process can be overwhelming. That’s why our dedicated texting and driving attorneys are prepared to provide unwavering support and guidance every step of the way. At our firm, we understand the devastating impact that distracted driving accidents can have on individuals and families, and we are committed to advocating fiercely for your rights.

Cell phones, while incredibly useful, become hazardous when used behind the wheel, leading to various forms of driver distraction, including:

  • Manual Distraction: When drivers take their hands off the wheel to handle their cell phones, whether to text, make a call or browse the internet, their ability to control the vehicle is compromised. This manual distraction increases the likelihood of accidents, as the driver’s response time to unforeseen events on the road is delayed.
  • Visual Distraction: Engaging with a cell phone often prompts drivers to divert their eyes away from the road ahead. Whether glancing at a text message, scrolling through social media or inputting directions into a GPS app, this visual distraction impairs the driver’s ability to detect hazards, pedestrians, cyclists or other vehicles nearby, significantly heightening the risk of collisions.
  • Cognitive Distraction: Even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road, using a cell phone can still lead to cognitive distractions. Mentally focusing on a conversation, composing a text message, or processing information on the phone diverts the driver’s attention away from the task of driving. This cognitive distraction compromises the driver’s ability to react promptly to changing road conditions, increasing the likelihood of errors and accidents.
  • Emotional Distraction: Beyond the physical act of using a cell phone, the emotional impact of phone conversations or messages can also contribute to driver distraction. Engaging in emotionally charged discussions or receiving distressing news can elicit strong emotional responses, causing drivers to become preoccupied or agitated, further impairing their ability to focus on the road.

The ramifications of these distractions extend far beyond mere inconvenience, often culminating in devastating consequences. What might begin as a momentary lapse in attention can swiftly escalate into a catastrophic collision, inflicting severe injuries or even claiming lives. From minor fender benders to harrowing highway pile-ups, the spectrum of potential outcomes underscores the critical importance of addressing and mitigating the dangers posed by cell phone use while driving.

Contact the Texting Accident Attorneys at Burnside Law Firm

Recognizing the gravity of these dangers, Burnside Law Firm stands ready to provide representation for victims of driver distraction accidents. Our team of seasoned attorneys possesses the knowledge and experience necessary to navigate the intricacies of such cases, ensuring that you receive the comprehensive legal support you deserve. We approach each case with the same level of dedication and compassion that we would extend to our own family members, prioritizing your well-being and advocating tirelessly on your behalf.

From gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance companies to representing you in court, we will be your steadfast allies throughout the litigation process. Our goal is not only to secure the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other damages but also to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. With Burnside Law Firm by your side, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands, allowing you to focus on your recovery and rebuilding your life in the aftermath of a devastating accident.

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.

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2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320


325 North Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

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Meet The Team

Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264