Ask your Atlanta car accident attorney with the Law Offices of Shane Smith about filing a claim to recover compensation for damages if you were injured by a negligent driver. Continuing from the previous article, the following are three more types of negligent drivers who may cause accidents on our roadways.
Drivers Distracted by Passengers
Drivers who are distracted by passengers in their vehicle may be considered negligent as well. Some examples include talking to another passenger or trying to soothe a crying baby. Even pets can be a hazard, especially if they are walking about the vehicle freely, or sitting on the driver’s lap.
Drivers Who Don’t Adjust to Weather & Traffic
A fifth type of negligent driver is one who doesn’t adjust his or her driving according to traffic or weather conditions. For instance, heavier traffic should cause the driver to be more observant and ready to brake. Drivers should also slow down when it’s raining or the roads are icy. Extra precautions should be taken behind the wheel any time there is inclement weather.
Drivers Who are Under the Influence
Drivers who get behind the wheel after having too much to drink or are under the influence of drugs create a hazardous environment for other drivers and may cause accidents. All drivers owe a duty of care to other drivers. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated certainly violates that duty.
Seeking Help from an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
To learn if you are entitled to file an injury claim, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-487-8999 (Peachtree City) or 404-513-5415 (Atlanta). We will carefully evaluate the details of your case and determine if another driver was at fault for your accident.
We will also work with you to collect the evidence that will be necessary to establish liability. To help you prepare for your case, we have made available to our clients a FREE eBook to help you understand some of the ways your case could be damaged and what you need to do to avoid this. Call to set up your appointment with an Atlanta car accident attorney.