Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). 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.
A recent early-morning Georgia accident was likely caused by distracted driving. According to police reports a 52-year-old driver was traveling on I-24 when she crossed the median and into oncoming traffic. The driver t-boned one car and struck two others, causing one to overturn. The driver of the car that crossed into oncoming traffic was killed at the scene, as was a 43-year-old who was driving one of the other cars.
The at-fault driver had a cellphone in her hand when she died, but police said they were seeking to obtain cell phone records before conclusively determining that the driver was distracted at the time of the accident.
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.