Distracted Driving: Texting and Driving Accident Attorneys in Atlanta
Holding a cell phone while operating a vehicle has been illegal in Georgia since 2018. Distracted driving is the third leading cause of accidents in Georgia, and Georgia is the fifth highest state in the country for auto accident fatalities. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to a negligent driver who was texting on the road, you are likely eligible to file a personal injury claim.
The experienced attorneys at Cruz & Associates are here to ensure Atlanta drivers like you get the compensation they need after a texting and driving accident.
Steps to Take After a Texting and Driving Accident
If you’ve been in a texting and driving accident, it’s important to proceed in a similar fashion to any other type of accident. Here are the most important steps to take after being injured by a distracted driver:
If you’re capable of it, call the police as soon as the accident occurs. It’s important to get a record of the incident on file. Be sure to note that the guilty driver was texting at the time of the accident. The police may issue a traffic citation, but if not there will at least be an official police report to be used in court later if necessary.
Retrieve Insurance Information
Even if the damage to either car seems minimal, you never know what issues may arise later. Don’t leave the scene of the accident without swapping insurance information with the other driver. This is especially important because you were not at fault in this accident—you don’t want to be financially responsible for any work needed on your vehicle.
Especially in a texting and driving accident, gathering evidence of fault is essential to your case. With a court order and trustworthy legal team on your side, we will be able to collect the phone records of the at-fault driver and prove they were using their phone on the road.
Seek Medical Attention
If you’ve been injured in this accident, it’s recommended you visit the doctor and address your injuries as soon as possible. Even if you feel okay, it’s always a good idea to make sure there are no underlying ailments from the accident. Your medical visit may be used for your personal injury case and will be important to help you get financial settlement.
Contact Cruz & Associates
Possibly the most important step after being in a texting and driving related accident is contacting our personal injury attorneys at Cruz & Associates. Being in an auto accident can have many unforeseen monetary detriments, from medical bills to lost wages while you recover from injury, and having an experienced legal team is key to ensure you’ll get the financial settlement you deserve.
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Let our team help ease the stress after a texting and driving accident by handling your personal injury case. We have many years of experience helping Atlanta drivers stay safe on the road and get the settlement they need after a negligent accident. Our team can assist you, too.
The local attorneys at Cruz & Associates provide trusted legal representation in both Spanish and English and we look forward to helping you. Your first consultation with us is always free, so there’s nothing to lose in meeting with our team as soon as possible. Fill out our online contact form or give our Atlanta office a call today.