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Boling Rice LLC
207 Pirkle Ferry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

What happens if I was Hit by a Distracted Driver in Cumming?

texting while drivingDistracted driving has become a huge problem in the United States. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012 distracted drivers caused injury to an estimated 421,000 people, 3,328 of whom did not survive their injuries. This means that distracted driving accounted for nearly 20% of all auto accidents that year. Distracted driving accidents are particularly regrettable because they are often completely preventable—if the driver had not chosen to divert their attention from the road, the accident likely would have never happened. For this reason, distracted drivers should always be held liable for any injuries or damage they cause in accidents. If you have been injured, a Cumming auto accident lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

The following are the three different categories of distractions while driving: visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual (taking your hands off the wheel), and cognitive (taking your mind and focus off driving). The following are some common distracted driving behaviors that take place every day:

• Texting, emailing, or other messaging
• Searching the internet
• Talking on a cell phone
• Programming a navigation system
• Drinking or eating
• Reading (including maps or other road guides)
• Changing the radio or MP3 player
• Listening to podcasts or audio books
• Personal grooming
• Talking to another passenger
• Attending to children in the backseat
• Reaching for anything out of your immediate reach

Texting is considered particularly dangerous because it involves all three types of distractions, since you have to look at your phone, concentrate on sending the message, and physically type all at the same time. Research even shows that even hands-free texting technology is not any safer while driving. Georgia has strict laws against texting, therefore anyone who breaks those laws and causes an accident will likely be found automatically negligent by a court.

If you have been the victim of a distracted driving accident, you should contact a Cumming auto accident attorney as soon as possible to help you hold that driver accountable. Call the office of Boling Rice LLC at (770) 887-3162 to discuss a possible case today.

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Boling Rice LLC

207 Pirkle Ferry Road Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

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