Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous things a person can do in a vehicle, but people persist on doing so. If you are involved with an accident where the other driver was distracted, your injuries are likely severe, and you may feel as though you are unable to manage seeking compensation while focusing on recovery. Enlisting an experienced attorney can help shoulder the burden and give you the chance to get your medical bills paid.
Multiple Distractions Exist
Georgia has a notoriously poor record when it comes to distracted driving, ranking second to last in 2017, with similarly poor scores in the following years. For whatever reason, Georgia drivers are prone to take their attention off the road; manual, cognitive, and visual distractions can all work together to cause accidents. While there are many causes of distraction on the road, texting and driving is by far the most common instance of distracted driving, and arguably causes the most fatalities, given that all three types of distractions happen while a person is texting.
In addition to texting, other types of distractions include anything that takes one’s attention away from driving – eating, talking to passengers, adjusting music or your GPS system, and putting on makeup are some of the more common ones. If someone strikes your car while engaged in one of these actions, it is powerful evidence toward establishing negligence on that driver’s behalf.
Call A Georgia Auto Accident Lawyer
Distracted driving is an activity that no one ever thinks will hurt anyone – but it does, and if that someone is you, it can be a life-changing event. The Georgia car accident attorneys at the Figueredo Law Firm are ready and willing to help guide you through the legal process and hope to get you the compensation you need to keep afloat while you focus on recovery. Call our offices today for a free consultation.