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.
According to a survey funded by AT&T, adults text while driving more than teens. This was a surprising result as it was an accepted premise that teens text more than adults. The survey results were gathered from over 1,000 participants and showed that nearly half of adults admitted to texting while driving and only 43 percent of teens admitted to such risky behavior. This information is even more shocking when held in the perspective of 180 million licensed adult drivers and only 10 million licensed teen drivers.
The survey results are particularly noteworthy as most distracted driving public service campaigns target teen drivers. AT&T's campaign called "Texting and driving…it can wait" featured commercials with stories about teens who had been injured, disabled or killed in distracted driving accidents.
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.