Distracted drivers are on the roads each and every day. When a driver does not have his or her full attention on the road, he or she is more likely to lose control of his or her vehicle and cause an accident. If you, a loved one or a family member has been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, it is important you seek legal counsel as quickly as possible.
At Hilley & Frieder, P.C., in Atlanta, we stand ready to represent your interests. Our firm is located in Atlanta, and we represent clients throughout the area in many different types of personal injury claims, including auto accidents, truck accidents, commercial vehicle accidents and more.
While we have extensive experience in the area of personal injury law, we understand that every case is unique and requires an individualized approach. We are a husband and wife team of lawyers, and we take a proactive and collaborative approach to representing our clients. We will seek to obtain the maximum amount of benefits and compensation so you have the money you need to make a full recovery from your injuries.
What You Need to Know About Texting & Driving in Georgia
It is illegal in the state of Georgia to text while driving. Unfortunately, many drivers do not follow the law. Drivers who text can become easily distracted, causing a number of different types of car accidents such as rollovers, head-on collisions and more. These accidents can then result in many different types of injuries, from soft tissue injuries to spinal cord injuries.
The laws about texting, using cellphones and driving are constantly changing. At Hilley & Frieder, P.C., we make it a priority to stay up-to-date with legislative changes and relevant case law. We know the investigation techniques that are necessary to prove negligence in an accident claim. You can count on our experienced attorneys to take a vigorous approach in representing your interests.
Texting While Driving Accidents
Multitasking has become so common that many drivers text and drive without thinking anything of it. Unfortunately, the surge in texting and driving has led to more car accidents in Atlanta, Georgia, and nationwide. If you or your loved one was hit by a distracted driver, contact an attorney prepared to enforce your rights.
Even though distracted driving has been compared to drinking and driving, many motorists continue to put others at risk when they refuse to put their cellphones down. If you believe you or your loved one was hit by a distracted driver, contact our law firm today.
The attorneys at our firm have extensive experience conducting thorough investigations to uncover the cause of car accidents. We develop strong claims complete with witness testimony or police reports validating your claims of distracted driving. We may also be able to recover cellphone records indicating that the other driver was in fact texting, talking on his or her cellphone, or checking Facebook or other apps at the time of the collision. This is considered distracted driving. If distracted driving led to the motor vehicle accident, we will aggressively pursue maximum compensation against the distracted motorist for damages related to the accident such as:
- Current and long-term medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
If you lost a loved one in a distracted driving accident, we understand pursuing a fatal accident claim might be the last thing on your mind. However, we want you to be able to focus on taking care of yourself and your loved ones without worrying how expenses related to the fatal accident will be covered. We can help take care of all the details of pursuing the compensation you are entitled to for any pain and suffering, lost wages, funeral expenses, and medical bills related to the accident.
Contact Us to Take Action Against Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is illegal in Georgia, yet this remains a common practice. If you or your loved one was hit by a driver who was texting or talking on his or her cellphone, contact our law firm today to enforce your rights. We offer free initial consultations in Atlanta and will take every measure possible to protect your right to a full financial recovery.