Drivers who are texting while driving or otherwise distracted put others on the roadway at risk of injury or death. If you have been hurt in a collision caused by a distracted driver, contact Brodhead Law as soon as possible. Our experienced Atlanta lawyers can aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.
As defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from driving the vehicle. This may include:
According to NHTSA, distracted driving claimed 3,166 lives in a recent year. Texting while driving is the most alarming form of driver distraction. It requires manual, visual, and cognitive attention. Sending or reading a text message can take the driver’s eyes off the road for five seconds at a time, which is comparable to driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every day in the U.S., approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in collisions caused by distracted drivers. The National Safety Council reports that injury crashes affected by distracted driving totaled 319,000 in a recent year.
The types of damages you are entitled to claim will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident and injuries. Generally, if you have been injured in a collision caused by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to claim damages including:
Distracted driving cases are not necessarily open and closed, even if you have reason to believe that your accident was caused by a distracted driver. The legal requirements of negligence still must be met, and the best way to do that is to retain an experienced car accident attorney. Our Atlanta lawyers have a full understanding of how to handle distracted driving accident claims and can develop legal strategies to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Our personal injury attorneys at Brodhead Law are tough advocates for injured people. Call us right away if you have been hurt in a collision caused by a distracted driver.