Legal Representation for Individuals Involved in Careless Driving Accidents
With more and more technology being added to our lives, we are able to do more on the go. However, modern amenities can also pose an unsafe distraction for drivers on the road. Texting while driving, looking at GPS instead of the road, or holding unnecessary objects while driving are all cases of distracted driving. If you have been the victim of an accident caused by distracted driving, our lawyers at Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. can help. We have over 75 years of experience handling personal injury cases of all kinds and will give you the legal counsel and representation you need to get the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today at (770) 920-8350 for a free consultation.
Texting While Driving
Today’s phones may be smart, but they can’t drive for us. In fact, they are one of the leading causes of accidents on the road today. In 2011, at least 23% of all collisions involved cell phones. In Georgia, text messaging while driving is illegal for all drivers. If you believe you may have been the victim of distracted driving accident caused by a driver who was texting while driving, you may be entitled to compensation. Let our lawyers at Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. help you establish your case and pursue full and fair compensation. Give our office a call today, and let us answer your questions.
Other Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving can come in many forms, and can cause damaging, often fatal accidents. There are many distractions that can take a driver’s focus away from driving, including:
- Using a cell phone or other portable electronic device (in Georgia, text messaging while driving is illegal for all drivers)
- Looking at directions on an electronic navigation system
- Messing with a vehicle’s center console, radio, or iPod
- Putting on makeup
Any of these activities that can be established as the cause of a particular driving accident make that accident a case of distracted driving. If you were the victim of such an accident, let our attorneys at Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. help you receive a full and fair settlement.
Some alarming new statistics:
- In 2014, almost 3,200 people were killed and 431,000 injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers.
- Approximately 660,000 drivers across America use cell phones or electronic devises while driving at any given time.
- It takes an average of five seconds for your eyes to return to the road while texting. If you are going 55 mph, that’s the equivalent of traveling the entire length of a football field blindfolded.
Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. is Here to Help
If you have been the victim of an accident caused by a distracted driver, having a trusted attorney by your side will help you in receiving the settlement and compensation you deserve. At Sherrod & Bernard, P.C., our experienced legal team will work diligently to investigate your accident, compiling evidence to establish negligent behavior on the part of the driver in question, and working closely with local authorities to help build your case. Don’t let distracted driving take you out — let our lawyers help you get the settlement you deserve.
Let our experienced legal team provide legal counsel and representation for your distracted driving case. Contact Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. accident attorneys at (770) 920-8350 to set up a free consultation.