Distracted drivers put their social lives before their safety or that of nearby vehicles. When a poorly-timed text message takes their eyes off the road, it can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries to drivers, passengers, and even bystanders on sidewalks or in crosswalks. Texting and driving accident victims facing the consequences of someone else’s attention span may feel helpless, like they did nothing wrong and there is no way to get their lives back. They need legal advice to get compensation for their hurt and loss.
Are you attempting to recover from a texting and driving accident because of a distracted driver’s negligence?
You don’t have to worry about the legal system any longer. In Athens, in Hartwell and throughout Northeast Georgia, The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC, has experienced distracted driving accident attorneys who will empower you and fight for your interests in and out of court.
In Georgia, it is illegal to text, read email, or even use your hands to make a phone call behind the wheel. Unless they have a hands-free headset or integrated phone and car speaker system, no one should be using a phone while driving. Still, every year, more than 100 Georgia residents die because of distracted driving. Distracted drivers are far more likely than attentive drivers to cause an accident. Their reaction times are slowed because their attention is split, making them a danger to everyone on the road. The accidents they cause are often at higher speeds and result in more serious injuries than other motor vehicle accidents.
A cell phone isn’t the only thing that can distract a driver and cause an accident. Distracted driving also includes:
However, proving the other driver was texting while driving is often difficult. You and your personal injury attorney may need to subpoena phone and data records or hire an expert to reconstruct the accident. Even then, you will also have to show the driver was not using hands-free technology to text and drive at the same time. However, in some cases the police and prosecutors will do that work for you. If the at-fault driver faces criminal texting and driving charges, you can often use that conviction to prove the other driver negligently caused your accident and collect damages based on their role in the crash.
At The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC, our personal injury legal team has one goal at every stage of your case: to get you the maximum financial compensation you deserve. We can help you recoup lost wages, health care expenses and motor vehicle replacement costs. You may also qualify for damages that reflect your physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. When a fatal texting and driving accident takes the life of a spouse or family member, we can help you collect wrongful death damages including funeral and burial expenses and loss of companionship or support.
Everything we do for you and your family after a distracted driving accident is on a strictly contingency fee basis. That means you don’t owe us any attorney fees unless we win your case. It also means you have nothing to lose, and potentially much to gain, by contacting us to discuss your truck accident.
Don’t let a distracted driver’s negligence define your future. You can fight back — and The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC, will fight with you. Reach us locally in Athens or Hartwell, Georgia by calling 706-377-4044 or email or contact us online. If you can’t come to us because of your injury, we can arrange to meet with you at home or in your hospital room.