When drivers fail to pay attention behind the wheel, they can cause serious injuries to themselves and others. If you were in an accident caused by distracted driving in Macon, an accident attorney with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can assist you with pursuing an insurance settlement or verdict to cover your damages.
Our Accident Lawyers Can Help You Prove a Distracted Driver Caused Your Crash
Distracted driving can lead to a host of negligent behaviors that result in a collision. Drivers who are not paying attention are more likely to disobey the speed limit, travel into the wrong lane, fail to yield the right-of-way, or run a stoplight or stop sign. Distractions also cause drivers to have a slower reaction time.
To win compensation for your accident, you have to prove another driver’s carelessness caused your collision and subsequent expenses. We know that this task can seem daunting, but our attorneys know what it takes to prove liability.
You should direct your energy and time to your physical healing. Let us do the work necessary to collect evidence and prove another party is at fault. We can obtain:
- Video and surveillance footage
- Evidence from the crash scene
- Witness testimony
- Expert opinions
- Cell phone records
- Medical records
- Accident and police reports
For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accidents lawyer serving Macon, call (404) 888-8888
We Want to Help You Receive Fair Compensation
We are able to resolve many car accident cases without going to civil court. Our attorneys are familiar with the insurance claims process and will do everything in their power to get you adequate compensation for your injuries and other expenses.
We can seek compensation for your out-of-pocket medical costs, as well as calculate a settlement for your future, necessary medical needs. We can use your wage records to pursue back pay for your lost wages.
If you have a permanent injury that prevents you from returning to work, we can fight for compensation for your loss of future earning capabilities. We can also help with costs associated with repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle.
Potential Compensation in Your Car Accident Case
In Georgia, car accident victims can seek financial awards for their physical pain and mental and emotional suffering.
This includes compensation for injuries that interfere with daily living and your capacity to enjoy life, as well as your past and future mental anguish.
If your loved one passed away because of injuries sustained in a distracted driving accident, we can help you seek awards in their name.
Macon Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Near Me (404) 888-8888
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving happens when something pulls a motorist’s attention from the act of operating their vehicle. Distractions can be visual (eyes off the road), manual (hands off the wheel), or cognitive (mind off of driving). Potential sources of distractions can include:
- Navigation systems
- Other passengers
- Electronic devices
- Things outside the vehicle
- Climate controls
- Stereo controls
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted driving causes nearly 3,000 deaths annually. In 2018, around 400,000 people suffered injuries in crashes involving distracted drivers.
Driving Distracted and Texting and Driving Are Illegal in Georgia
According to OCGA §40-6-241, drivers in Georgia must, “exercise due care in operating a motor vehicle… and shall not engage in any actions which shall distract such a driver from the safe operation of such vehicle.”
The law goes on to specifically address rules related to cell phone usage while driving. It states that drivers cannot physically hold or support a cell phone or electronic device with any part of their body while operating a vehicle. While driving, motorists cannot:
- Read, write, or send communications, including text messages, emails, or internet data (GPS navigation is allowed)
- Watch a video or movie
- Record or broadcast a video (continuously running dash cams are an exception)
- Use more than a single button to end or begin a voice communication
- Reach for a device in a manner that causes them to unbuckle their seatbelt or leave a seated driving position
What Happens if the Insurance Company Denies Your Claim?
If the insurance company denies your claim or refuses to offer you a fair settlement, our lawyers can take your case to court. According to OCGA §9-3-33, you have two years from the time of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, your time for taking action may be shorter, such as when suing a government entity.
Georgia also allows a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits. There could be circumstances where you may toll or extend the statute in wrongful death cases. Contact our team to learn more about how much time you have to take legal action.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Have Achieved Multi-Million Settlements and Verdicts for Past Clients
Every personal injury case is different, and the amount you can win depends on the specific details of your accident and injuries. However, our team has successfully pursued large settlements and verdicts, including:
- $5.25 million for a workplace accident resulting in paralysis
- $2 million for a workers’ compensation case involving brain damage
- $1.9 million for a product liability case
No matter what type of accident you were in or who may be liable, our Macon-area attorneys will strive to get you the money you need to return to your way of life. We do not shy away from tough cases, and we will be with you every step of the way.
Our Distracted Driving Lawyers Can Help You
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we want to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Call our offices at (404) 888-8888 to learn more and take advantage of our free consultation.