Texting and Other Distractions Accidents Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
With the proliferation of mobile technology and handheld devices, many people cannot put theirs down, even when driving. Unfortunately, texting, talking on the phone or manipulating other digital devices while driving poses significant risks for an accident. The National Safety Council claims almost one third of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by texting and cell phone usage. However, texting is not the only way drivers can become distracted. Other means include:
- Talking to passengers
- Adjusting the sound / navigation system
- Applying makeup
If driving while distracted is dangerous for drivers in personal automobiles, imagine how much higher the risk for commercial truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that truckers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to cause an accident. When loaded commercial trucks tangle with other, smaller vehicles, the results are often catastrophic truck accidents.
Georgia Commercial Trucking Negligence Lawsuits
Any time the driver of a commercial vehicle is not fully focused on the task of driving and maintaining safe control of their vehicle, it is distracted driving. Distracted driving is completely preventable and is therefore considered negligent behavior. When a distracted truck driver causes an accident in which you sustain an injury, you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. Moreover, sometimes more parties may be at fault than just the driver.
Trucking accidents can be complicated and personal injury claims after a truck crash can include dozens of variables. An experienced personal injury lawyer like Darrell T. Farr in Stockbridge can sort out the actual events, gather evidence, conduct interviews and build a solid case for your injury claims. Call his office at (404) 964-6056, or send an online message through this website to schedule a confidential evaluation of your claim.