One of the most common reasons for motor vehicle accidents is distracted drivers behind the wheel. Even though it is no surprise that distracted driving impacts all the safety of all drivers on the road, drivers still continue to engage in distracting activities. Being distracted for even a split-second can put everyone at greater risk of being involved in an accident. Distracting activities include but not limited to:
Distractions have led to a wide range of collisions spanning anywhere from minor rear end accidents to serious wrongful death accidents.
Studies have shown that a driver is 23 times more likely to get involved in an accident when they text behind the wheel. The increased risk is because when a driver sends a text message it diverts the driver’s eyes, hands, and mind away from operating the vehicle. In an effort to decrease that risk, many states – including Georgia – have created laws making it illegal to text and drive. Unfortunately, these laws have not deterred drivers from continuing to text while they are behind the wheel.
No matter how careful you or your loved ones are on the road, we cannot control when a person makes the dangerous and selfish decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs. Driving under the influence has lead to thousands of wrongful deaths per year. Drivers driving under the influence can have both criminal penalties as well as civil liabilities.
The experienced Atlanta’s distracted driving lawyers at Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas can help you to recover for the injuries and damages you’ve incurred because of a distracted driver. We believe that these drivers should be held fully accountable for their self-centered decisions that put you and your loved ones at risk. We can help you throughout your case to ensure you are receiving a fair conclusion to this unexpected event. Contact Atlanta’s experienced distracted driving lawyers at Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas for a FREE no cost consultation to review your accident and determine how we can best help you recover.