Most people realize that driving with their phones in their hands is a dangerous choice. Texting while driving is one of the most serious forms of distraction because it takes your eyes off the road and your hands off of the wheel.
It is dangerous enough that Georgia has laws against drivers of any age using their phones manually at the wheel. Just like speeding, having a law against it won’t stop people from doing it. Distracted drivers are still everywhere, and they could injure you or someone you love.
Wrongful acts open someone up to a personal injury claim
Someone texting at the wheel will likely get have a ticket from the police officers responding to the crash they caused. That citation and the police report for the collision will put you in a good position to file an insurance claim against the driver’s policy.
You can ask for medical benefits and reimbursement for any property damage expenses you incur. In cases where the coverage just isn’t enough pay for all of your losses, a civil lawsuit may be necessary. Wrongful acts like texting at the wheel open someone up to civil lawsuits brought by those hurt by their dangerous actions. Understanding the law about texting and driving is the first step toward holding someone accountable if they hurt you.
You don’t want your claim to be put on the back burner by the professionals you pay to help you. Partnering with the right attorney will help you pursue your claim. Steven L. Morgan is a local attorney who understands how difficult recovering from a crash can be. Call us today at 912-289-0640 or send us an email for more information.