Texting while driving is a dangerous, yet, unfortunately, common practice on America’s roadways. If you have been hurt in a texting and driving accident, contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC in Atlanta or Suwanee today. Our Gwinnett County texting and driving accident attorney can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three main types of driver distraction:
Texting while driving involves all three types of distraction, which is what makes it the most alarming form of distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), sending or reading a text takes the driver’s eyes off the road for five seconds, which, at 55 mph, is equivalent to driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.
The NHTSA states that 3,166 people were killed by distracted driving in the U.S. in the most recent year for which statistics are available. As reported in a fact sheet published by the U.S. Department of Transportation:
If a distracted driver caused your accident, that driver may be liable for your injuries, contact a Gwinnett county texting and driving accident lawyer who can help you determine liability. To recover compensation, you will need to show that the driver was negligent. He or she may admit it. There may have been witnesses who saw the at-fault driver texting and driving, or it may be proven through the driver’s cell phone records. When we represent you, we can thoroughly investigate your accident to determine fault and liability, and construct a compelling case based on the facts.
Depending on the nature and severity of your personal injuries and the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be able to claim economic and noneconomic damages, and punitive damages, in some cases. To determine what types of damages you can claim, contact a car accident attorney in Gwinnett County.
At Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC, we have a successful track record, recovering millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Call our texting and driving accident attorneys in Gwinnett County right away for experienced and compassionate representation in your car accident claim.