There have been so many initiatives, PSAs, highway signs and news stories put out there that no one should ever pick up a phone or send a text message while operating a motor vehicle. Yet here we sit, mourning the loss of a loved one. The car accident investigation indicates the reason for the tragedy as a person on a phone text messaging, seemingly unappreciative of the fact that they are in sole control of a massive amount of metal traveling at high speeds on a roadway packed with similar hazards.
Any text can wait. Whether the next stop is not for an hour or whether the driver pulls over into a safe zone to review and respond. Any text can wait.
Almost six years ago, texting while driving became a prohibited act statewide in Georgia. Survey results released in 2008 showed that Georgia was third in the country when it came to drivers admitting to texting simultaneously.
According to the Georgia Governor?s Office of Highway Safety, many distractions can be deadly and accidents can happen within seconds because of distractions. That is all it takes. If you lost a loved one or were injured in an accident and the driver was texting or paying less than appropriate attention to the task of driving, you may have a case for remuneration. A Georgia car accident attorney may be able to help you pursue compensation from the distracted driver as well as anyone else who may owe damages in your situation.