According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,450 deaths occurred in 2016 as a direct result of distracted driving.
Distracted driving is one of the most potentially deadly crimes someone can fall victim in Atlanta. But the scary part is just how prevalent the crime is and how easy it is to commit.
Distracted Driving: Horrifically Common
Another statistic shared by the NHTSA suggests that there are an estimated 481,000 people driving while using their cell phones during any given day. So, there is significant potential for someone to fall victim to a car crash as a result of distracted driving.
This also means that there’s a good chance distracted driving was involved in the auto accident that shook your world.
Do You Have a Distracted Driving Case?
There’s an endless list of activities and excuses that constitute distracted driving. Just about anything can lead to a charge of distracted driving if it made the at-fault driver take their eyes off the road for even a moment. Eating, texting, or talking with other passengers can all create deadly distractions.
The driver at fault may not have intended to drive negligently at the moment they became responsible for the crash. They may even feel that they have a justifiable excuse for being distracted.
Even so, distracted driving is a crime in Georgia, and you deserve justice for the suffering you’ve experienced at the hands of a distracted driver.
Do you need help determining whether you have a case? Would you like an experienced attorney to help you establish proof of the facts of the case?
Call Race Law Firm today to schedule your free auto accident injury claim assessment.
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