Texting & Driving Accidents in GA

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One of the most common and most deadly forms of distracted driving is texting while driving. According to the NHTSA, collisions are 23 times more likely to occur when a driver is texting. Texting while driving plays a role in more than 1.6 million car accidents each year, with more than 330,000 of these collisions causing injury to those involved. If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision with a driver who was texting or otherwise distracted, a skilled Savannah car accident lawyer from Karsman, McKenzie & Hart can protect your rights and fight to recover fair compensation on your behalf. Whether you have been hurt in a rear end accident, head on collision, or another type of accident because of a distracted driver, we want to hear from you.

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Georgia’s Texting While Driving Laws

In the state of Georgia, all drivers are prohibited from sending, reading, or typing any sort of text data when behind the wheel. Texting while driving requires a driver to divert their physical, cognitive, and visual attention away from the road, endangering nearby motorists and pedestrians. In fact, a vehicle traveling at sixty miles per hour can travel more than the length of a football field in the average time a driver is distracted by a text message. Interestingly, talking on a cell phone while driving remains legal, except for bus drivers and novice drivers under the age of 18.

The following acts are all banned while driving:

  • Texting
  • Emailing
  • Instant messaging
  • Browsing the internet
  • Using a computer
  • Using a PDA

If you have been injured in a crash you believe to have been caused by a distracted driver, our firm can help you file a claim against the responsible parties and negotiate for maximum compensation on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover monetary damages for your resulting medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering. Since compensation will vary on a case-by-case basis, it is important you consult with a Savannah personal injury attorney from our firm at your earliest convenience to determine the most appropriate course of action to pursue.

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