Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer
Texting While Driving in Atlanta
Although there is a law in Georgia banning anyone from texting while driving,
people commit this offense daily. Many don't realize that their actions
directly impact the lives of those they share the road with and you may
be suffering traumatically because of it.
The state's law was first enacted in 2010. In the years following,
research indicates that hundreds of texting-related accidents still occur
every single day. You may feel alone during this difficult time but our
Atlanta car accident lawyers are here to step in and actively represent
you in a personal injury case.
How do I show that the accident wasn't my fault?
Proving fault in
car accidents is often much more challenging than you might think. Insurance companies
base claims on wordy legalese and have a tendency to get very technical.
There are essentially three elements your attorney is responsible for proving:
- The defendant was legally required to demonstrate reasonable care
- The defendant did not demonstrate reasonable care
- Your injuries were caused by the defendant's actions
In this case, the law says no texting while driving, which means this is
the duty of 'reasonable care.' The driver was texting, which shows
that they did not abide by the law. Finally, their actions resulted in
an accident which caused your injuries. Breaking it down like this provides
a better understanding of where your attorney is coming from and what
it will take to recover compensation.
If you’re ready to get started,
give our Atlanta team a call today!
Proving Liability in Georgia
Not only is texting while driving illegal, but it is also one of the most
blatant forms of
distracted driving. Texting takes a driver’s attention away from the road in nearly
every capacity. Not only are a driver’s eyes diverted while completing
a text, but he or she is also taking manual functionality away from driving.
Most importantly, a driver who is texting is not cognitively focused on
the road, which means that his or her own life, as well as the lives of
others, is endangered.
While this action is obviously negligent, it is not always easy to prove.
Therefore, it is essential that you retain the representation of an attorney
with the knowledge, resources, and drive that you need who can gather
necessary evidence. At our firm, we will conduct thorough investigations
into your accident to determine whether or not the at-fault driver was
texting so that we can build an aggressive case that give you your best
chance at a recovery.
Evidence that our firm can use to prove texting while driving include:
- Cell phone records that can show text messages and time stamps
- Witness testimony from other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians who saw
a driver texting
- The testimony of the officer who responded to the scene
Fight for the Compensation You Deserve - Free Consult
Compensation can take many forms and all depend on your unique circumstances.
Most commonly, victims are able to claim compensation for pain and suffering,
injuries, lost wages, and medical expenses. This is why it is critical
that you do not let your accident go unreported. At
Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., we are dedicated to providing aggressive and efficient advocacy to victims
of texting while driving, so that they can find the financial support
If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by a driver who was
texting, our firm can help you pursue restitution for the expenses relating
to the accident as well as the loss of income and companionship you have
been forced to endure. We know that no amount of money can replace the
loss you have suffered, however, we want to help you and your family find
peace of mind during this difficult time so that you can move forward.
Our firm is prepared to take action the moment you call, and will do everything
we can to move your claim forward.
Schedule your consultation today with our Atlanta personal injury attorneys.