Car Accidents

Driving While Texting Accidents

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is somewhat of an epidemic on America's roads and highways. According to the National Highway Traffic & Safety Association, in 2016 , 3,450 people died because of distracted driving crashes. While not all of these crashes were the result of texting while driving, the majority of them were. In the state of Georgia, it is illegal for drivers to use cell phones while driving, whether talking handheld, hands-free or texting. A helpful illustration is to think of texting while driving as the equivalent of driving the entire length of a football field at 55pmh while blindfolded.

This is a troubling reality that endangers drivers on the road on a daily basis. While there is no federal ban on texting while driving, it is illegal in Georgia although many drivers do not obey this law. Many people are injured or killed every year simply because a text message could not wait. If this is what happened to you, we would like to speak with you. Texting drivers are not only breaking a traffic law, they are acting in a negligent manner. To find out more about the help that our firm can provide you, call a Woodstock personal injury attorney today.

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This is no doubt a difficult and overwhelming time for you and your loved ones. Depending on the nature and severity of your accident, you may have had to undergo extensive medical treatment and have lost wages for time you’ve missed from your work. If you lost a loved one, you may be interested in filing pain and suffering claims. Whatever the case, let our firm help you through it. We have been trusted time and time again to get our clients the justice they deserve.

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