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Cell Phones are one of Many Potential Truck Driver Distractions

The potential distraction that cell phones can pose to drivers has received much media and regulatory attention in recent years. Several high profile studies have analyzed just how distracting cell phones and texting can be to drivers, and many states have enacted legislation placing the restrictions on the use of cell phone while driving. With all of this attention on cell phones, it is easy to forget that there are other and much more low-tech ways that drivers can be distracted. When semi-truck drivers are distracted, the injuries that they can cause may be catastrophic. As a result, victims should be certain to discuss their case with an experienced Peachtree City truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

 

Distracted driving is extremely dangerous and can very easily result in accidents. When traveling at highway speeds, even looking away for one second can result in significant distances being traveled. Some of the more common types of driver distractions that affect semi-truck drivers include:

 

  • Grooming
  • Smoking
  • CB radio use
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Reading
  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Reaching for objects in the vehicle


After an accident, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible regarding the cause of the accident. An experienced attorney will know where to look to uncover any evidence of driver distraction or negligence that may exist.

 

Contact a Peachtree City truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident in which you believe that distracted driving played a role, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Our truck accident lawyers have the skill and experience required to get you the settlement or award that you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999. If you would prefer to send us an email, please fill out our online contact form available above.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia