Distracted Drivers Pose a Threat on Georgia Roads
Technological advances have brought us cell phones, portable electronic devices like iPods, other types of MP3 players, as well as many other gadgets. Unfortunately, many of these devices end up distracting drivers who should be focusing on the road instead of their screens.
A driver distraction is defined as any attention given to a non-driving related activity while behind the wheel of a vehicle, generally to the detriment of driving performance. Regardless of your age or your experience behind the wheel, you can still be a victim of a Savannah distracted driver auto accident.
If you suffered serious injuries due to a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At the Eichholz Law Firm, we put our experience and resources to work for those injured due to distracted drivers. Whether the negligent party was texting while driving, fiddling with the car radio or distracted in any manner, we are prepared to investigate the circumstances and hold the negligent parties accountable. Contact our firm today for a FREE consultation.
Common Distractions for Drivers
In a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, it was found that about 80 percent of traffic accidents and approximately 65 percent of near-accidents occurred within three seconds of some type of driver distraction. There are many types of driver distractions and some common types of distractions include:
- Cell phone use (including answering the phone, holding a conversation or texting)
- Playing with radio controls (changing the radio station, putting in a CD or using a music device such as an iPod or MP3 player)
- Taking care of screaming children
- Using a GPS
- Talking to a passenger
- Eating or drinking while behind the wheel
- Looking at something outside the vehicle (i.e. a billboard or a roadside accident)
- Applying makeup
- Reaching for something that’s inside the car
- Having a pet in the car
How an Attorney Can Help with Your Distracted Driver Case
Distracted drivers not only put other motorists at risk. They endanger pedestrians who may be using a crosswalk and bicyclists sharing the road. The 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. If you have our firm on your side, you can rest assured we will take an aggressive stance against the insurance companies. We will pursue the full compensation you deserve.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today for a Consultation About Your Distracted Driver Case
We are ready to fight aggressively for our clients. Contact an experienced attorney today for a FREE and confidential consultation. Don’t delay taking action! Your rights are important.