Texting Accidents

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If you were the victim of a car accident caused by a driver who was texting, you need to contact our team so 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:

  1. Manual distraction. This means the driver's hands were removed from the wheel. It could be while sending a text, talking on the phone, eating, putting on makeup, and more.
  1. Visual distraction. This means the individual took his or her 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.
  1. Cognitive distraction. This means the driver’s mind was elsewhere and not focusing on driving. Reading or replying to a text message are forms of cognitive distraction, as are 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.

GEORGIA’S “HANDS FREE” LAW

On July 1, 2018, Georgia’s hands free driving legislation went into effect. This law revolves around the manual, visual and cognitive distraction described above.

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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?

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