Distracted driving is becoming a serious epidemic in America today. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2014 alone, 431,000 people were injured and 3,179 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. On average, it only takes five seconds (the average time a text message distracts) for a car to cover the length of a football field. Typically, teens and drivers in their 20s are most likely to drive distracted.
Lean how you can receive the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured in a car accident due to distracted driving.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving includes any activity that could avert attention from the main task of driving. These distractions include:
- Using a cell phone or smartphone
- Eating or drinking
- Talking to other passengers
- Grooming activities (brushing teeth, shaving, putting on makeup, etc.)
- Using a GPS or a map
- Watching a video or movie
- Adjusting the radio or a music-playing device
Building a Distracted Driving Claim
If you’ve been injured by a distracted driver, the Georgia car accident attorneys at Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. can help you build a case. Unfortunately, insurance often doesn’t cover the extent of damages caused in an accident. While it may cover property damages, it may not cover the full extent of medical costs, lost wages, or pain and suffering caused by injury.
With our experienced team, we can help you recover those losses and seek compensation. We can look into the mobile phone records of the person liable for damages to see if they were distracted by an electronic device. We can also investigate any other distractions that may have caused the accident, whether it be food, other passengers, or even adjusting the radio.
Contact Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. Today!
To begin building a distracted driving case, contact our team at 404-351-8888, or request a free legal consultation online.