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Distracted Driving can Cause Semi-Truck Accidents

Truck accidents have the potential to cause serious injury and can even be fatal. When these accidents are the result of negligence, people who are injured may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Proving fault in trucking accidents can be a complicated legal matter, which is why it is extremely important for anyone who has been involved in a trucking accident to retain the services of an experienced Clayton County truck accident attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated truck accident lawyers who know how to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

Truck accidents can occur for many reasons, some of which may result in legal liability. One of the more common causes of truck accidents is distracted driving, which occurs when another activity takes a person’s attention away from driving in any way. There are three main types of distracted driving:

  • Cognitive – this occurs when a driver’s mental attention is somewhere other than driving
  • Manual – when a driver takes his or hands off of the wheel, a manual distraction may be occurring
  • Visual – visual distractions occur when a driver is looking at something other than the road

Some activities can involve multiple types of distractions. For example, using a cell or smart phone can distract a driver in all three ways. As a result, commercial truck drivers are banned from using cell phones when driving. Some other common types of distractions include the following:

  • Applying cosmetics
  • Talking
  • Using the radio
  • Looking at objects on the side of the road
  • Using a GPS device
  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Smoking

 

Contact a Clayton County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated injury advocates who work hard to get our clients the best possible settlement or award in each case we handle. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at (770) 487-8999. We look forward to helping you get your life back on track.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia