At Evans & Evans Attorneys at Law, P.C. in Griffin, Larry Keith Evans is a Georgia distracted driving accident attorney who advocates for victims of car crashes caused by a motorist who acted carelessly. If you were struck by someone else’s vehicle and believe it might have been because they were distracted by their cell phone or something else, our firm will assess the situation and outline your legal options.
There are numerous potential distractions that could trigger a vehicle collision. Some of the most common include:
Whatever the particular distraction might have been, our firm presses to secure maximum compensation through a settlement for verdict.
When a driver isn’t paying attention, their eyes might wander off the road or their hands could come off the steering wheel. A driver who feels confident that they can operate their vehicle while drinking a cup of coffee could trigger a serious crash if a sudden stop causes the hot liquid to spill.
There are situations where distractions are unavoidable, such as if a child needs immediate attention. At times like these, drivers should pull over safely to the side of the road rather than trying to multitask. Using a voice-activated hands-free device is legal in Georgia. This reduces the level of distraction, though there might still be situations where a driver is concentrating on their conversation rather than the road. In the event of an emergency where it will be impossible to focus on driving, it might be best to use a rideshare service.
Defendant drivers typically insist that they were not distracted, but we have numerous ways to get to the truth, such as:
Our experienced Georgia car accident attorney understands how to gather the necessary evidence and use it to construct a compelling legal argument.
Georgia law prohibits the use of hand-held devices while driving. This means a motorist cannot text, hold their phone while taking a call or touch their phone’s screen. Penalties start with a $50 fine and one license point, with increased punishments for every subsequent offense. However, many people use their phones behind the wheel without getting caught. Even if the defendant in your case was not ticketed, we will review if cell phone use was a factor in your collision.
Victims of distracted driving accidents can recover special damages to reimburse them for the medical expenses, lost income and property losses stemming from the crash. You can also pursue general damages that cover other harm associated with the incident, such as the pain, suffering and emotional trauma you’ve endured.