Daydreaming, scenery, other passengers, or texting can cause a driver to lose focus and get into an accident. Distracted driving accidents can cause severe injuries, potentially leaving victims with a pile of medical bills, vehicle damage, and lost income.
If you were injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you might be entitled to collect compensation for your damages. You can choose to work with an attorney who can help you file a personal injury claim and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers wants to help you with your case. Contact our law firm for legal representation. Call (404) 888-8888 to get a free consultation about how a Sandy Springs distracted driving accident lawyer may help you with your case.
There Are Penalties for Driving While Distracted
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as an “object or activity that diverts the driver’s attention” from driving the vehicle. These risky behaviors can quickly cause drivers to take their eyes or attention off the road. As a result, they put themselves and others in a dangerous situation.
O.C.G.A. § 40-6-241 makes it unlawful for drivers to physically support or hold a stand-alone electronic or wireless communication device while operating a vehicle. Penalties for distracted driving may include fines, demerit points, or license suspension. Drivers are also subject to personal injury claims or lawsuits if they injure someone in an accident because of distracted driving.
For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accidents lawyer serving Sandy Springs, call (404) 888-8888
Our Law Firm Has Worked with a Variety of Distracted Driving Cases
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is committed to seeing that justice is served and that you receive compensation for your losses. Our law firm has worked with clients in a variety of distracted driving cases, such as:
- Handling pets or children
- Adjusting dashboard controls
- Talking with other passengers
- Viewing GPS devices
- Applying makeup or personal grooming
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Texting, calling, or surfing the internet
Regardless of what caused the other driver’s distraction, we can take on your car accident case. A Sandy Springs distracted driving accident lawyer can investigate the accident, determine who is at fault, and estimate the total value of your claim.
Find out more by calling us at (404) 888-8888. Get a free case review today.
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Your Lawyer Can Help You Prove the Other Driver Was Distracted
It might have been apparent to you or other witnesses that the at-fault driver was distracted while operating the vehicle. However, the driver might still try to deny any fault, or their insurance company might reject your claim. Our attorneys may counteract this tactic by gathering evidence that proves that the other driver was distracted.
Evidence of distracted driving may include:
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The Police or Accident Report
In cases where a car accident results in injury, a law enforcement officer will arrive on the scene and fill out a report. The officer may include observations or suspicions about the other driver’s activities in the report. We can obtain a copy of the report and use it as evidence to support your personal injury claim.
It may be apparent to you or others that the other driver was distracted. A witness may have seen the other driver using their device or socializing with another passenger while driving. We can speak with eyewitnesses who may be willing to provide verbal or written statements.
An Electronic Trail
We may be able to acquire an electronic trail, such as phone records, emails, or social media activity, which could help prove that the other driver was distracted just before the accident. We may be able to find evidence that clearly demonstrates that they were focused on their device and not on driving.
We may also be able to view surveillance footage or photos that give us a better idea of the driver’s activities just before the car accident. Our team can use this evidence to substantiate your claim and draw a clear link between the driver’s negligence and your injuries.
You May Be Able to Recover Multiple Damages
A car accident can cost you thousands of dollars. In addition to recovering from your injuries, you may also incur numerous financial losses and suffer from emotional or mental distress. Your injuries can also affect your household for several months or years after the accident.
Our law firm can help you recover your losses, including:
- Property damage
- Loss of future earnings or employment
- Disability and long-term care
- Physical suffering
- Mental or emotional trauma
- Lost income, e.g., pay, bonuses, benefits, or retirement
- Medical expenses
Our legal team can help you calculate your losses so that we know what to fight for at the negotiations table.
Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases
Distracted driving can be deadly. If your family lost a loved one due to a distracted driving accident, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover all death-related losses. Damages in a wrongful death case often include funeral costs, medical expenses prior to death, and the deceased’s pain and suffering.
We also assess how the victim’s death affected your family’s livelihood. You may be able to reclaim any lost household income, benefits, or retirement. Although nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, you should not have to bear the financial burden of a death caused by another driver.
Let Our Law Firm Help You with Your Distracted Driving Accident Claim
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, we invite you to explore your legal options. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for your damages.
Our lawyers can negotiate a settlement on your behalf and protect your rights. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 and get a free case evaluation from one of our team members about how a Sandy Springs distracted driving accident lawyer can help you with your case.