Newnan Distracted Driver Injury Lawyer
Driving distracted is a dangerous activity. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving wrecks cost 3,450 people their lives in 2016 alone.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver contact Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. in Newnan, Georgia to schedule a consultation. Our seasoned Coweta County distracted driver lawyers are dedicated advocates for injured people.
Why Choose Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C.?
At Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C., we help level the playing field by committing our deep passion for justice and a fair outcome to each case we handle.
- We have unmatched results for automobile accident cases in Coweta County, including more million-dollar settlements than any other law firm in the county.
- We give dedicated attention to each of our clients, personally ensuring that their legal needs are met.
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay any legal fees until we secure compensation for you.
Why You Need a Distracted Driver Attorney
Georgia has laws prohibiting distracted driving. For example, the Hands-Free Georgia Act went into effect on July 1, 2018.
Our experienced attorneys can use this state law and others to prove your personal injury claim against a negligent distracted driver. Among other investigative actions, we can obtain the cell phone records of the at-fault driver and take witness statements to help determine if the crash was caused by distracted driving.
Causes of Distracted Driving
As defined by NHTSA, distracted driving is any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from driving. Driver distraction can be manual, visual, or cognitive. Texting is the most alarming distraction, as it requires all three — manual, visual, and cognitive attention from the driver.
Distracted driving may involve any number of activities, including:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Operating a GPS system
- Adjusting the stereo or entertainment system
- Talking to passengers
- Reading written materials
- Dealing with children in the car
- Reaching for an object located somewhere in the vehicle
- Eating or drinking
- Grooming or applying makeup
Distracted Driving Statistics
NHTSA reports the following data about traffic crashes involving distracted drivers:
- 391,000 people were injured in traffic wrecks in 2015, the most recent year for which injury statistics are available.
- Approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving at any time during daylight hours in the U.S.
Approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in distracted driving crashes every day in the U.S., as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Damages You Can Recover
Victims may suffer serious injuries in a wreck caused by a distracted driver. If you have been hurt in such an accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Damages you may be entitled to claim include:
- Economic damages – Including medical bills, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses.
- Noneconomic damages – Such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, permanent disfigurement, and loss of earning capacity.
- Punitive damages – Designed to punish a defendant who was careless or engaged in willful misconduct, and to deter similar actions in the future.
Contact Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis Today
After a serious auto accident caused by a distracted driver, the at-fault driver should be held responsible for your injuries. Contact Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. at (770)251-7100 or online. Our Coweta County personal injury lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries and loses.