Distracted driving accidents killed 3,328 people in 2012 according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data show that drivers under age 20 are among the highest risk group.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident involving a distracted driver enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident involving a distracted driver in Clayton County you should discuss your case with an auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Georgia driver recently received a citation while holding her cell phone at a red light. The driver claimed she was holding her phone and was going to place it in her purse but was not using it when she was stopped and cited.
Law enforcement officials insist that Georgia's Code is clear. It states that "No person shall operate a motor vehicle to write, send or read any text-based communication, including but not limited to a text message, instant message, email or Internet data.” The operative word for law enforcement is "read" and anyone holding their cell phone at the time of an accident can be accused of violating the statute. Victims can argue that a driver was reading on the phone at the time of the accident leading to distraction.
If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted driver, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith