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Can I Recover if I am Injured in an Alpharetta Distracted Driving Accident?

distracted drivingAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1000 people are injured in accidents involving distracted drivers every day. Because driving while distracted significantly increases a person’s risk of being involved in an accident, Georgia has passed laws prohibiting drivers from engaging in certain activities. For example, texting while driving has been illegal in Georgia since July 1, 2010. Unfortunately, these regulations are not always followed, and distracted driving continues to occur. Fortunately, people who are injured by distracted drivers can often recover for their injuries and other losses by bringing a personal injury claim against the person responsible for their accident. The assistance of a car accident lawyer  can help make sure that you get the full value of your claim and that you are not taken advantage of by insurance companies seeking to minimize their liability. Click read more to learn about the services our Alpharetta car accident attorneys provide.

Types of Driver Distraction

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration breaks driver distractions into 3 main categories:

  • Visual – Distractions that take a driver’s eyes off of the road constitute visual distractions.
  • Cognitive – Cognitive distractions occur when a driver thinks about something other than driving.
  • Manual – Anything that requires a driver to remove his or her hands from the wheel is a manual distraction.

Certain activities, such as texting, combine 2 or more of these kinds of distraction, making them particularly dangerous. In addition to texting, there are many other potential driver distractions. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Reading
  • Eating
  • Using a GPS Device
  • Changing the radio station
  • Looking for objects in the car
  • Looking at scenery
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Grooming
  • Applying makeup
  • Talking to passengers

Of course, there are many other potential driver distractions that could potentially lead to an accident. An experienced attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and determine whether any evidence of driver distraction exists.

Contact an Alpharetta car accident attorney to schedule a free consultation

At Boling Rice, LLC, we are dedicated to helping people injured by distracted drivers get the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers ,call our office today at (770) 355-0780.

Boling Rice LLC Alpharetta
2475 Northwinds Pkwy, Suite 200
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
Phone: (770) 355-0780

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Boling Rice LLC

2475 Northwinds Pkwy, Suite 200 Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
Phone: (770) 355-0780

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750 Hammond Dr #300 Atlanta, Georgia 30328
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