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.
A Georgia driver was recently pulled over in the early morning hours after law enforcement observed him making two illegal turns and stopped at two green lights. The driver had been talking on his cell phone while driving, which is not illegal in Georgia as long as using the phone does not inhibit safe driving.
The law enforcement officer was going to give the driver some friendly advice and release him with a warning when the driver's cell phone rang. The driver was so distracted by his phone that he immediately answered it while the officer was speaking to him. The officer cited the driver because the officer felt the driver could not safely drive and talk on the phone at the same time.
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.