Georgia law allows police officers and other emergency personnel to text or operate their computers while driving.
The exemption doesn’t mean that first responders are any better than other drivers at balancing the demands of driving with the distractions of electronic devices. This is why our attorneys urge you to use cell phones responsibly and only in ways that don’t endanger your safety or the safety of others on the road.
However, even though it’s legal does that mean it is safe?
Simply put: Any behavior that’s distracting is dangerous. For example, studies have shown that talking on the phone puts pedestrians at risk… even when they’re not texting. Still, people are knowingly putting others at risk by driving while distracted.
Distracted driving endangers pedestrians who are using crosswalks and bicyclists who are sharing the road. Even worse, if you’re injured in an accident, an insurance company may try to limit or deny your claim, or say you were negligent in the distracted driver accident. We know the tactics insurance carriers use to not pay compensation to injury victims; don’t let them manipulate you.
Injured By Someone Distracted By Their Cell Phone?
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by a driver who was distracted or texting at the time of the incident, you may be entitled to compensation. We can review the facts of your case, thoroughly investigate the accident, and vigorously represent you in settlement negotiations or at trial.