If your Savannah traffic accident and injuries occurred as a result of a distracted driver, you have the right to pursue a case against them and hold them responsible for your financial losses. A Savannah distracted driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you file your claim and build a case for compensation.
You can reach a member of the team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for your free case evaluation by calling (404) 888 – 8888 today. During your case consultation with a member of our team, we can discuss your injuries, the case against the distracted driver, and the steps we can take to seek damages.
Any Type of Distraction Can Cause a Savannah Traffic Accident
Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous. Distractions cause drivers to make careless and reckless mistakes, leading to accidents. They may run red lights, fail to yield in an intersection, cross over the centerline, or fail to stop in traffic because their full attention is not on the road.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road or hands off the wheel while driving is a distraction. These distractions may include:
- Talking on your phone
- Eating or drinking
- Minding children or pets
- Talking with others in the car
- Changing the radio or stereo
- Adjusting the entertainment or navigation system
Georgia has had a hands-free law in place since July 1, 2018. According to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, this law prohibits drivers on all roads in Georgia from:
- Holding a phone or other electronic device
- Supporting a phone or other device with another part of the body
- Writing, sending or reading written communication on a phone or other device, including texts, emails, social media, and more
- Watching, recording, or broadcasting video
While distracted driving is illegal, this does not stop all drivers. If you suffered injuries in an accident you believe involved a distracted driver, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today. We will review the merits of your case and may be able to go to work for you quickly.
For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accidents lawyer serving Savannah, call (404) 888-8888
Let Us Help You Hold the Distracted Motorist Liable
If you suffered injuries in an accident in Chatham County, Georgia, a Savannah distracted driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can determine if you can hold the negligent driver responsible based on the facts of the distracted driving accident and your injuries. We understand how difficult it can be to sustain injuries and financial losses because of an accident that occurred through no fault of your own.
Our legal team is here for you, reviewing your case for free and offering to handle many of these cases on a contingency basis, allowing you to seek damages without paying anything out of pocket. We will handle all communication, paperwork, and investigation related to your case so that you can focus solely on undergoing treatment, healing from your injuries, and getting your life back to normal, or as normal as possible.
To learn more about how the legal team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you in your distracted driving accident case, call us today at (404) 888 – 8888 We can answer your questions, evaluate your case, and go to work for you if we believe you qualify to pursue a payout.
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Recoverable Damages in a Savannah Distracted Driving Accident Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will prove your accident losses and damages, determining a fair settlement value for your accident case before we file your Savannah insurance claim. We will use this fair settlement value to negotiate a settlement and determine if you need to file a lawsuit or if the insurance company is willing to offer enough money to cover your damages.
Recoverable damages in a Savannah distracted driving accident often include:
- Medical care, including treatment, medications, and other expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Limited earning capacity
- Repairs to your vehicle or replacement of a totaled car
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 51-4-2, we can also help family members who lost a loved one seek wrongful death damages in many cases. Reach out to our team to learn more during a free consultation. We can explain the types of damages available through a wrongful death action and determine if you qualify to pursue a payout for you and other qualifying family members.
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You Have a Limited Time To Act
Georgia’s statute of limitations on personal injury accidents, O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, is set at two years. If we do not negotiate an out-of-court settlement within a reasonable time with the insurance company representing the distracted driver, we may need to consider whether we should file a personal injury lawsuit in your case.
If we pursue legal action, we have two years from the day your injuries occurred to file the paperwork. This time is not as long as it may seem. It is imperative that we make this decision and do so before the deadline arrives. Missing this time limit will likely cause you to lose the right to take action.
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Talk to a Member of Our Savannah Distracted Driving Accident Team
If a distracted driver caused your traffic accident in coastal Georgia, a Savannah distracted driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help. We know how to prove negligence in this type of car accident. Let our team review your case and determine if we believe there is evidence to support your claim and recover compensation.
You can speak to a member of the team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today by calling (404) 888 – 8888. Our case consultations are always free.
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