Atlanta Distracted Driving Lawyer
Distracted drivers are a serious threat to us all. For example, those who text and drive have significantly slower reaction times and are unable to quickly react to changes in road conditions. If you have been injured in a serious car accident by a distracted driver, you should contact us to discuss the specifics of your case and learn more about your rights and options under Georgia law. Please contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507.
What is “Distracted Driving?”
Distracted driving occurs anytime a driver is not fully engaged in the act of driving. Distracted driving can occur when a driver:
- Is using a cellphone (voice calls or texting);
- Reaches for a purse, drink, or other items;
- Disciplines a child or attempts to control a pet; or
- Has their attention otherwise taken away from the act of driving.
The use of cellphones has become a particularly serious issue in recent years. Texting while driving can significantly impact a driver’s ability to respond to conditions on the road. You should never engage in texting and driving, and if you are injured by someone who was distracted by a text, they should be held responsible for those injuries.
Other forms of distracted driving can be just as dangerous as texting and driving. Anytime a driver’s attention is diverted from the road, he or she has become distracted and the risk of an accident increases. Driving while distracted is a choice and if someone chooses to drive distracted, they should be held liable for the harms they cause.
Let Atlanta car accident attorney James Ponton and our dedicated legal team work with you to ensure that the distracted driver is held accountable for the damages they have caused. Civil litigation is complicated and we manage the entire process on your behalf so you can manage your recovery.
The Impact of Distracted Driving
Distracted drivers have reduced response times to changes in road conditions. There is no such thing as multitasking when it comes to driving. When traveling at high speeds, spending even a second or two looking at a text or otherwise being distracted can mean traveling for hundreds of feet essentially blind.
Each year, thousands of accidents are caused by distracted drivers leading to millions of dollars in property damage. Even more seriously, distracted drivers cause serious bodily harm and even death to others using the roadways.
Distracted drivers are more likely to cause injuries to themselves and others and they are more likely to strike pedestrians or bicyclists. However, most distractions are easily avoidable. Allowing oneself to become distracted is a choice. No text is worth risking the health and lives of others. No distraction is so important that it cannot wait until the vehicle has been stopped safely. If someone chooses to drive while distracted and causes injuries to you or your family they should be held liable.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Ponton Law
If you or a loved one has been injured by someone who chose to drive recklessly by allowing themselves to become distracted, call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507. James Ponton has the experience to understand just how impactful injuries from car accidents can be. The Ponton Law legal team works hard to review each case completely and get you the compensation that you deserve.