Texting & Driving Accidents in GA
Injured? Hire a Savannah Car Accident Attorney Today
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:
- 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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At Karsman, McKenzie & Hart, we understand the agony you must be experiencing
and are prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your wellbeing
is protected during this difficult time. With constant communication and
personalized attention given to each client’s case, our Savannah
personal injury lawyers can provide the powerful counsel you need to help
you get back on your feet as smoothly as possible. Nobody should have
to suffer the consequences of a negligent driver’s actions alone.
We know your rights inside and out, and we know how to get the results
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