Distracted Driving Accidents
Many people think it is safe to eat a meal or send a quick text message while driving. In reality, statistics show that just a few seconds of distraction can result in a serious car accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,328 people were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2012. In the same year, approximately 421,000 people suffered injuries in accidents in which at least one driver was distracted.
Personalized Representation Tailored To Your Needs
At Jody D. Peterman, LLC, we know how frustrating it can be to suffer injuries because another driver wasn’t paying attention to the road. If you choose to work with us, we will investigate your car accident to determine whether the other driver was distracted in some way, such as:
- Talking on a cellphone
- Texting and driving
- Eating and drinking
- Using a GPS
- Talking to other passengers
- Tending to children in the back seat
Even if you are not sure that the other driver was distracted, we would still like to talk to you. We know that every case is different. To us, that means each individual case deserves its own unique approach. We will never try to fit your case into a cookie-cutter mold.
Distracted Driving Violates Georgia Laws
As the dangers of distracted driving have become more apparent, many states, including Georgia, have banned various behaviors that can cause distraction. In Georgia, it is illegal for any driver to text behind the wheel. Additionally, cellphone use by new drivers and bus drivers is banned completely.
If the driver who hit you broke any of these laws, you deserve compensation. We can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses through a personal injury claim. Our lawyer assists clients in Lowndes County and throughout Georgia.