Cell Phones Texting Other Distractions Accident Injury Lawyer
Distracted driving is described as any activity that impacts your physical control, vision or cognitive attention while behind the wheel. Talking or texting on a cell phone can accomplish all three at once, greatly increasing the risk of an accident. If you are injured in an auto accident caused by a driver who was distracted by their cell phone or other mobile device, you may be eligible to seek an injury claim against them. Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC is your source for cell phone, texting and other distractions accident injury lawyer in the greater Atlanta metro area.
Mobile devices, like cell phones, have become extreme distractions to drivers. While there are laws and ongoing public awareness campaigns to combat the dangers of distracted driving, many people still insist on texting or using their cell phones or other mobile devices while driving. It only takes a moment using a cell phone to take a hand off the wheel or eyes off the road. In that moment, the car in front of the driver could put on their brakes, or a pedestrian could attempt to cross the road. When a person is distracted by texting or talking on a cell phone and it causes an injury accident, they may be liable for damages.
Were You injured By Driver Using a Cell Phone?
In Georgia, the law uses “comparative fault” to determine who is at-fault or liable for auto accidents. This means that more than one party can be at fault. Whether a driver using their cell phone hit you and was completely at fault, or you both were partially at fault, you may be able to seek compensation. Our legal team encourages anyone who is injured in a vehicle accident to contact us for free legal advice, especially if the driver was on their cell phone, texting or otherwise distracted.
A driver that is using their cell phone and not paying attention to the road and those around them can be dangerous. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a driver cell phone or texting vehicle accident, contact our experienced legal team at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC Duluth, GA, to schedule your appointment. You may be entitled to file a claim for compensation for your injury or loss.