If a texting driver caused your Savannah car accident, you may be able to prove they acted negligently and hold them responsible for your medical bills, lost income, intangible losses, and more. A Savannah texting while driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can seek and secure a payout on your behalf if you qualify for financial recovery.
The legal team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers wants to discuss your accident with you today. We can determine if you have a case for compensation during a complimentary case review. Call (404) 888 – 8888 now to learn more.
Georgia Has a “Hands Free” Texting and Driving Law
Since July 1, 2018, Georgia has been a hands-free driving state. According to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, the law prohibits all motorists from:
- Holding a phone or other device with the hand or any other body part
- Reading, writing, or sending any text, email, instant message, or other typed communication
- Reading any social media, webpage, or other communication
- Watching, recording, or broadcasting a video
While texting and driving is illegal, facing a small fine may not be enough to convince all drivers to put their phones down and focus on the road. Distractions include anything that takes your mind, eyes, or hands off the wheel; texting does all three. If a driver was texting and driving and caused your Savannah accident, we may be able to help you hold them accountable for their negligence.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for a free review of your case. You can learn a lot about your case and your options for compensation during our complimentary case consultations.
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Let Us Help With Your Chatham County Car Accident
A Savannah texting while driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers knows how to build a distracted driving case, proving the other driver caused the accident that led to your injuries, emotional distress, and financial losses. Texting while driving can be exceedingly difficult to prove unless the other driver admits their recklessness, or there is a witness who can confirm seeing them text just before the accident.
However, it is not always necessary to have evidence that proves the driver was texting behind the wheel. Texting is a major distraction, and that distraction causes the driver to make mistakes while driving, which includes the action that led directly to your accident.
For example, imagine a driver behind you was reading a text as you both approached a green light. The light changed to red, and you stopped. The driver behind you—still looking at their phone—did not see the light change and did not stop. You were hit from behind, causing serious neck injuries.
In this case, it will likely be difficult to show what the driver was distracted by their phone. However, we know they failed to react appropriately to stop for a traffic signal. We may be able to build a case based on their lack of action, holding them responsible for failing to stop.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we will review your texting while driving accident case for free. Even if it is difficult to prove what the driver was doing immediately before the accident, we may be able to show they are legally responsible. Call (404) 888 – 8888 now for a free evaluation of your case.
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Recoverable Damages in a Savannah Texting and Driving Accident
If Bader Scott Injury Lawyers takes on your Savannah texting while driving accident case, we will also have a good idea of what a fair settlement value will look like for you. This is possible by documenting your expenses and proving your losses and then calculating a total and adding to it the value of your intangible damages.
By having a good understanding of the damages you suffered and the value of your case, we can ensure you do not settle for less than you deserve—or less than you need to cover your related expenses. Recoverable damages include:
- Medical treatment, support and care, and related expenses
- Lost income
- Diminished earning ability
- Repairs or replacement of a car
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
In addition to personal injury losses suffered by the injured party, immediate family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death payout under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 51-4-2. This action may be possible if the victim passed away because of their car accident injuries, and we can prove the liable driver was texting or otherwise negligent and caused the accident.
The Statute of Limitations on Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuits
The statute of limitations on Georgia car accidents civil suits are in O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. Under this statute, most car accident victims need to sue within two years of their accident and injuries to recover a payout in court. Missing this deadline often means losing your right to compensation.
Even if an insurance settlement is possible, it is unlikely that we can reach a fair settlement after the time to file a lawsuit has expired. The option to take the at-fault driver to court provides the necessary leverage to convince the insurer to offer just compensation.
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Let a Member of Our Savannah Distracted Driving Accident Team Review Your Case
If you suffered injuries in a car accident in Savannah, GA, caused by a distracted driver, you may be able to build a case against them, and a Savannah texting while driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you file a claim or take your case to court.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888 – 8888 for a free review of your traffic accident case. If we believe you have a valid case against the distracted driver, we will pursue compensation for you on a contingency basis.