Texting While Driving 6 Times More Likely to Cause Auto Accident than Driving While Drunk

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According to research by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving is six times more likely to cause an auto crash than driving when intoxicated.

According to the United States Department of Transportation, cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year. Those 1.6 million auto accidents cause ~ 500,000 injuries and kill 6,000 people.

South Atlanta and Georgia are not immune from this problem. Distracted driving caused by cell phone use, including texting, is causing auto accidents, truck collisions and motorcycle wrecks in the South Atlanta area, including Fayetteville, Newnan, Peachtree City, Senoia, Tyrone, Jonesboro, and Riverdale.

Sadly, some auto accidents caused by cell phone usage or texting are deadly. If a spouse or family member is killed in a distracted driving accident, it is crucial that the family hire an experienced Georgia Personal Injury Attorney. If an accident is fatal, the executor or administrator of the decedents estate must bring the lawsuit against the person at fault for the fatal auto accident.

In Georgia, texting while driving is against the law. At My Georgia Attorney, our attorneys are experienced in representing individuals who have been hurt in a car accident caused by the driver of the other car driving while texting. Since it is illegal to text while you drive in Georgia, our attorneys will argue that the other driver was “negligent per se”, meaning no other proof of negligence is required for the injured party to prevail in a civil case against you. They will also evaluate your case to determine whether there is a possibility for punitive damages or “enhanced” damages for the person injured in the car accident caused by texting while driving.

If you or someone you love are injured in a Georgia Car accident or pedestrian accident caused by driver negligence including distracted driving or texting while driving then it is imperative that you hire you an experienced Georgia Texting While Driving Accident Attorney.

Please call My Georgia Attorney now at (770) 467-3372 to schedule a time to talk with one of our experienced Georgia Personal Injury attorneys for a FREE CONSULTATION.