Distracted Driver Car Accident Injury Lawyer
Drivers have an obligation to pay attention and avoid distractions while they are behind the wheel. When a driver is distracted, they are more likely to make dangerous errors that can cause an injury or fatality vehicle accident. If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, you should talk to a distracted driver car accident injury lawyer about your options to seek compensation for your injuries. Our experienced team at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC can offer legal advice for filing a distracted driver injury claim in Georgia.
What Is Distracted Driving?
While you may hear and see many advertisements and warnings about cell phones and texting, they are not the only activities that can cause distracted driving. Using a mobile device while driving is certainly considered distracted driving and one of the most common culprits. However, distracted driving can include many different activities that take your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road or full your attention from driving. These include:
- Eating or drinking
- Talking or engaging with passengers in the vehicle
- Looking at an accident (rubbernecking)
- Reading billboards
- Searching for items in a purse or compartment
- Adjusting the radio or GPS
Whenever the hands, eyes or attention of the driver is compromised while driving, is it considered distracted. This can slow reaction times and contribute to serious injury accidents. During the few seconds a driver is rummaging in the console for a piece of gum or looking at a fender-bender on the side of the road, they can hit another vehicle or pedestrian, causing injury or death.
In Georgia, a distracted driver can be held liable for damages caused in an injury auto accident, even if the victim was partially at fault. If you have been injured in a vehicle accident where the other driver was distracted, contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC, we welcome Vietnamese, English and Spanish-speaking clients. Our team offers free legal consultations at our office in Duluth, GA, or we can come to you.