Marietta Texting Accident Lawyer
Injured in an accident in Marietta?
If you were the victim of a
car accident caused by a driver who was texting, you need to contact our team so that
we can protect you. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
texting while driving means that you are 23 times more likely to cause
a car crash. There are three main types of driver distraction, and texting
encompasses all three. Manual distraction means that the driver's
hands were removed from the wheel. This could be while sending a text,
while talking on the phone, eating, putting on makeup, and more.
Visual distraction means that the individual took their eyes off of the
road. In order to send one text, the individual's eyes are off of
the road for 4.6 seconds. Although this may not seem like a lot, it is
like they are driving blindfolded over an entire football field. Lastly,
cognitive distraction means that their mind was elsewhere and not on the
task at hand. Reading and replying to a text message is a form of cognitive
distraction, as is talking on the phone or talking to another passenger
in the vehicle. In 18% of fatalities caused by distracted drivers, the
cause of the fatal accident was cell phone usage.
Looking for an attorney for a car accident in Marietta?
Knowing the dangers of texting while driving should prevent people from
taking this risk with other people's lives, but it does not. If you
were injured or you lost a loved one in a texting accident, you could
be entitled to compensation. With a personal injury attorney from our
team on your side, we could seek to hold the negligent individual liable
for their actions. This will not only help you pay for medical bills,
but could ensure that the same thing does not happen to someone else.
Searching for a lawyer for an auto accident in Marietta?
Contact a Marietta texting accident attorney today to learn more!