Distracted driving accidents killed 3,331 people in 2011 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 CDC, the three types of distracted driving can cause drivers to "take their eyes off the road, take their hands off the wheel or take their mind off driving." Clinically, the distracted driving types are visual, manual and cognitive distractions. Examples include drivers fixing their hair, talking on the phone or texting while driving.
Law enforcement officials along the I-75 corridor collaborated on an informational effort during April, Distracted Driving Awareness month, called "Staying Alive on I-75." Georgia law enforcement officers collaborated with five other states to target distracted drivers on the 1,786 mile stretch of Interstate 75 to provide consistent enforcement and educate drivers about distracted driving dangers.
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.