Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Additionally, it is estimated that 18 percent of auto accidents that year involved distracted drivers.
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.
Supporters of hands-free technology have argued that there is little risk of distracted driving, or at least not on the same scale as texting. However, a recent study by Texas A&M University showed that the distraction risk was just as great for hands-free technology as it is for texting. Researchers used a tracking device to measure distraction levels and found that hands-free users were just as prone to accidents as those who text while driving.
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.