Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is estimated that an additional 416,000 people were injured in automobile crashes involving a distracted driver.
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 Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) section 40-6-241.2, drivers are prohibited from texting while driving.
A developing area of law is an employer's liability when its employee is responsible for a distracted driving accident. The companies that employ the drivers responsible for the accidents are often sued along with the driver.
According to the Washington Post, jury award against these companies can be in the millions. Many companies are choosing to settle out of court rather than risking a large jury verdict.
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.