Atlanta Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

The Weinstein Firm helps people injured or killed in Atlanta distracted driving accidents

There are many things that need to happen after a distracted driving crash, so that injured people can begin to recover from both their physical and financial losses. When a fatality happens, a number of legal processes need to take place to ensure that family members are compensated for their lost loved one. We offer years of experience working with injured people to manage obtain full settlements

Distracted diving collisions are a major safety and economic issue for the Atlanta community.

Common causes of distracted driving crashes in Atlanta

According to the U.S. government site DistractedDriving.gov, the most common causes of distracted driving collisions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a GPS system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio or CD player

Despite many efforts to educate drivers and prevent these dangerous behaviors, the problem continues to grow.

Atlanta’s resources help injured people during and after a distracted driving accident

The Atlanta Police Department offers information on accidents, and also provide information on filing a police report and on obtaining or filing a police report after an accident.

The Atlanta Fire/Rescue Department responds to accidents, and may be able to provide additional information that will help during the insurance claim or wrongful death claim process.

The major Atlanta hospitals include Emory University Hospital, Piedmont Hospital, and Northside Hospital, and Atlanta Medical Center. After treatment for injuries, contact them to get copies of medical records and bills.

As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out if medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy.

When a distracted driving accident is serious or fatal, let the Weinstein Firm help you

When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to find an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and difficult to manage.

Contact us today to get your questions answered and receive a free case evaluation. We can help you get your life back on track.

Georgia may follow the lead of New York as it looks at legalizing the use of a device that proves if a driver was distracted by a cell phone at the time of a car accident. Called the "textalyzer" this device is a tool meant to combat distracted driving just as the breathalyzer has helped enforce drunk driving laws. To learn more about this technology to help fight distracted drivers and the accidents they cause,click here.

Cars are becoming smarter as drivers are getting more distracted. It is expected that automatic emergency braking will become a standard safety system by 2020. This new technology should make Georgia roads safer. To learn how this technology should reduce car accidents, click here. 
 

It is more dangerous now to get into a car and drive down the road in the state of Georgia than before. Traffic deaths were up 12% in 2015. Although it's illegal to text and drive, drivers are still driving distracted and getting into terrible - often deadly - car crashes. To learn more about how Atlanta drivers are distracted, click here.

Many Georgia drivers think they are good multitaskers, but that is actually a myth, especially when it comes to cell phone use while driving. Click here to see why your likelihood for a car accident increases when you drive distracted.

In Atlanta - in fact, anywhere in Georgia - drivers always need to be aware that driving while distracted is both dangerous and illegal. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hopes will help to help drive home the point to motorists that they should never operate a vehicle when they are not focused on the road. Click here for more information on how distracted driving causes car accidents.

Affecting Georgia drivers and the rest of the United States, 2015 data show that auto collisions have become more frequent and more fatal. Distracted driving is one of the key reasons for this unfortunate trend. Georgia has banned texting while driving as well as other distractions, but organizations are banding together to strengthen actions that make our roads safer.