Car accidents happen all too frequently in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia. An evaluation of all types of accidents reveals that there are some consistent causal factors. One cause of accidents that gets a lot of attention is impaired driving (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol). You’ve seen and heard the statistics and maybe have even been personally impacted by a driver under the influence.
Another cause of accidents that is getting a lot of attention these days is distracted driving. You may or may not have been personally touched by an impaired driver but every one of us has been impacted at some level by a distracted driver. Distracted driving has always been an issue but has risen to a place of prominence for individuals and government agencies because of the increased use of cell phones by drivers. It is estimated that more than 260 million people in the United States use cell phones. Even though many states are taking steps to preclude drivers from using them while driving, cell phone use causing auto accidents continues to escalate.
Every driver is responsible to make sure that they are paying attention while behind the wheel. Whether it’s a cell phone or a sandwich doesn’t matter. If a driver makes a choice that causes them to be distracted and it impacts you, they should be held responsible. Holding responsible parties accountable for their actions is what the auto accident lawyers at Robbins Law, PC do every day. Please contact us today.