Distracted Drivers Can Seriously Injure Pedestrians
Walking from place to place is a healthy and cost-effective way to get around Alpharetta and the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, being a pedestrian also exposes people to a significant risk of injury, particularly if they are walking in close proximity to cars and other motorized vehicles. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates1 that over 75,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes in the United States during 2012. When these accidents are caused by distracted drivers, victims can often recover for their losses by filing a lawsuit against the driver that caused their accident. It is important, therefore, for victims to retain an Alpharetta pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call Boling Rice, LLC today at (770) 355-0780.
Distracted drivers pose a significant risk of serious injury to pedestrians. In the event that a car or truck hits a pedestrian, he or she can easily sustain broken bones, a traumatic brain, contusions, or even spinal cord injuries. According to the official United States government website2 for distracted driving, driver distractions can fall into one of three main categories, which are detailed below:
- Visual distractions – Anything that requires a driver to take his or her eyes from the road ahead is considered a visual distraction.
- Manual distractions – Any task that requires a driver to remove his or her hands from the steering wheel constitutes a manual distraction.
- Cognitive distractions – Cognitive distractions involve a driver thinking about something other than the task of driving.
Some forms of distractions combine multiple types of distractions, making them particularly risky. For example, texting requires a driver to think about the text he or she is sending, use his or her hands to write the text, and look at the device on which he or she is composing the text.
Distracting driving is negligent driving is almost every conceivable circumstance. Consequently, pedestrians who are injured by distracted drivers will likely be able to recover for their injuries by filing a legal claim.
Contact an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
Pedestrians who have been injured by distracted drivers should retain an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our Alpharetta office today at (770) 355-0780.