Texting & Driving Accidents
Drivers can be distracted by a number of things, but texting while driving is becoming a leading cause of distracted driver accidents. Drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road can cause serious accidents. If you are involved in an accident with a distracted driver, you may find yourself recovering from extensive injuries with costly medical bills. If your injuries are severe enough, you even may be unable to return to work or care for your family.
Our Augusta auto accident lawyers can help you file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company to receive compensation for your injuries.
Texting & Driving Laws in Georgia
In Georgia, it is illegal for any driver to write, send, or read text messages while driving. Texting laws forbid the use of a number of devices while behind the wheel, including:
- Mobile phones
- Personal Digital Assistants (PDA)
- Other wireless devices
The ban doesn’t apply only to text messages, either. Any form of written communication, such as emails, instant messages, and internet data, are also prohibited. Drivers may use a hands-free wireless device to dictate messages or to take phone calls while driving, as long as they are over the age of 18.
Offenders are subject to a $150 fine and will receive one point against their driving record.
What Can I Do If I’ve Been Injured by a Driver Who Was Texting?
If you were injured in an accident with a distracted driver, you are able to file a claim with their insurance company. Texting while driving is illegal, and it is likely that you will be able to pursue compensation to cover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. A dedicated auto accident attorney can help you file your claim and navigate the process of recovering damages for an accident.
How we help
Our team focuses on all types of motor vehicle accidents, so you can trust that we have the necessary knowledge and legal experience to handle your case. We will work tirelessly to defend your case and obtain the outcome you deserve. Our Augusta car accident lawyers can help you and your family protect your rights.
Why should you choose M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law?
- We understand the importance of family and returning your life to normal.
- We are conveniently located in Georgia.
- We come to you, so you can receive legal advice without leaving your home.
Why wait to reach out for help? We are ready to start your case today and help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Let us help you seek justice and ensure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering.