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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all states ban all calling and texting while driving. This was extended to hands-free devices.
The NTSB cannot force states to enact the recommendations. Some feel the recommendations were unrealistic, a hasty solution following a horrific multi-vehicle accident started by a driver who was texting where two people were killed and 40 were injured.
The legislator who wrote Georgia's anti-texting bill said that most state lawmakers would oppose a universal ban on cell phones while driving. He recommended allowing hands-free devices.
If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted driver, meet with a Fayete Count auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.