Our car wreck attorneys have obviously seen a lot of accident-related negligence in our decades of service to the people of Atlanta. One of the most commonly seen forms of this negligence is distracted driving.
Operating a motor vehicle is a complicated, delicate task. It's not something one should attempt with anything less than one's complete attention. Too many drivers operate their vehicles while distracted, and innocent people have been hurt and killed as a result.
You should speak to our car wreck attorneys immediately if you've been hurt in an accident caused by someone else's neglect or misconduct.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you need a car wreck attorney to help with the accident that hurt you, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.
Forms of Distracted Driving
At its heart, distracted driving is simply another form of negligence. When someone is driving, that person has an obligation to give the road his or her full attention. The driver possesses a legal duty to everyone else on the road, and distracted driving is a breach of that duty.
Our car wreck attorneys have helped clients hurt in accidents caused by:
- Talking on a cellphone
- Texting while driving
- Admiring scenery instead of paying attention to the road
- Changing stations on the radio
- Applying make-up, brushing teeth or shaving
- Talking with passengers
- Fiddling with GPS devices
Distracted driving is particularly common in truck accident cases, as truck drivers often have multiple responsibilities while operating their vehicles. Truck accidents have occurred when drivers were distracted by paperwork or GPS devices.
Sadly, the advent of cellular telephone technology has only increased the rates of distracted driving in this country. Every year tens of thousands of Americans are killed in accidents caused by distracted driving. Often, one of the drivers was texting while operating a vehicle.
Legal action against distracted drivers, then, is about two things. First, it's about pursuing justice and compensation for your injuries. It's not fair that you should bear the financial burden for an accident caused by someone else's inability to pay attention.
Second, it's about establishing accountability on the road. It's unfortunate that the prospect of a civil action is often necessary for drivers to change their behavior, but that is the case when it comes to distracted driving.
Our car wreck attorneys stand ready to help you and your family in the aftermath of your accident.
If you live anywhere in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area and you want to speak to our car wreck lawyers, please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today for a free consultation.