No matter where you drive, you see them: drivers looking at their laps, slowing leaving stoplights, driving too slowly or erratically. They may be texting, or checking Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. While smartphones, with their infinite supply of content, are the latest and most powerful source of distraction for drivers, they are not the only one.
Distraction Often Leads To Serious Accidents
Police often report drivers engaging in conduct like putting on makeup, shaving or reading papers or other texts all while driving. But distracted driving can be deadly, and it can leave its victims with injuries they will carry the rest of their lives.
At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, our lawyer knows you may be dealing with the medical expenses caused by this conduct, and we can help. We know how to investigate these crashes and look for the tell-tale signs that a driver was distracted, like the failure to use their brakes in a rear-end collision.
Risks Range From Smartphones To Fast Food
Studies have found that drivers can be distracted in countless ways. They eat, drink, smoke, work, read, text, daydream and engage in virtually every other human behavior. Smartphones, which really are less phone and more cellular-connected internet computers, allow people to be distracted by millions of websites while driving. Others are fatigued and drowsy after sleeping too little the night before driving — just as dangerous.
Sometimes distracted driving incidents seem truly absurd, as when one driver video streamed herself driving drunk. But it is likely that tens of thousands of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are injured and thousands are killed every year by this type of negligent driving, sometimes without public notice. If you have been hurt or a family member has been killed, you want compensation and justice. Our attorney zealously works to hold these individuals accountable for their negligence.
We are also prepared to answer any questions you may have after a distracted driving accident.
Contact Our Attorney Today For Help
If you have been injured in a crash with a suspected distracted driver, call our Cartersville office in Georgia at 678-721-0417 for a free initial consultation and in South Carolina, call our Greenville office at 864-326-3073, or use our convenient online form.