Georgia enacted a law known as the Caleb Sorohan Act which makes it illegal to drive while texting. Texting is considered a distraction that impairs the driver’s ability to stay focused on the road. If you were injured in an accident by a distracted driver who was texting, you have the right to receive compensation for your damages. Krause Golomb and Witcher is an Atlanta personal injury law firm with over 50 years of experience handling auto accident claims.
Legal Representation in Texting while Driving Accident Cases
We perform thorough investigations when representing clients injured by a driver who was texting. We obtain a copy of the police report documenting the accident. We also examine the property damage that resulted from the accident. We collect any additional evidence that proves the texting driver was liable for the accident. We proceed to handle the claim with other the driver’s insurance company to make sure your losses and damages are sufficiently covered. We are always prepared to litigate the case if a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached.
Ways Texting can Impair Drivers
Many people believe they are capable of multitasking while driving. Some drivers are not fully aware of how much their driving abilities are impaired by texting. Some of the things a driver may not notice while texting and driving are:
- Driving too closely behind another vehicle
- Not noticing pedestrians walking at an intersection or crosswalk
- Disrupting the flow of traffic by being inattentive
- Missing stop signs or not yielding at the appropriate times
- Driving through red lights
Driving a vehicle is a privilege that needs to be handled responsibly. When a driver exhibits behaviors commonly associated with texting, he or she is posing a great risk of harm to other drivers and pedestrians.
Personal Injuries in Texting while Driving Accidents
When a driver is texting while driving, he is more likely to cause an auto accident. Injuries from these types of accidents can range from minor to serious long-term disability. Some of the injuries reported in texting while driving accidents are:
- Cuts and bruises
- Chest injuries
- Neck injuries
- Fractured bone injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
Call an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Today
Contact our Atlanta office at (404) 835-8080 if you were injured by a driver who was texting. We provide free initial consultations. We are available to answer any of your questions and explain how we can help you get the compensation you need to start on the road to recovery.