Distracted drivers are the number one cause of car crashes and near-crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Irresponsible and distracted behavior often endangers the lives of other drivers and leads to car accidents.
Drivers can become distracted for numerous reasons, such as:
- cell phone usage;
- texting while driving;
- eating and drinking;
- taking eyes off the road; and
Cell phone usage is a common driver distraction that often leads to car accidents. In the state of Georgia, all drivers are legally banned from text messaging while driving. Novice drivers under the age of 18 are banned from using cell phones while driving in Georgia, as are school bus drivers. Additionally, it is also a federal law that interstate truck drivers cannot read or send text messages while driving.
Cell phone and texting laws only begin to highlight the dangers of distracted driving. If a distracted driver causes an accident, he or she can be held liable for the injuries you've sustained. A Fayetteville car accident attorney can offer help if you've been injured in an accident because of another's negligent behavior. Discussing the circumstances that led up to your car accident in Georgia is the first step in fighting for the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contacting a Fayetteville Car Accident Attorney
If you're the victim of a Georgia accident caused by a negligent driver, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.