Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable
The steady increase in the use of cellphones has led to a new threat on the road: distracted drivers. When a driver looks away from the road for just a moment to check a call or send a text message, he or she inadvertently puts other drivers on the road at risk of serious personal injury in an accident.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, Crawford & Brown Law Firm LLP can help you. We are dedicated to helping clients pursue justice after suffering injuries in a car accident. We know that being injured can also lead to other financial losses, such as mounting medical bills and lost income from being out of work. Let us handle your legal claim for you while you concentrate on healing.
When you hire our firm, you will work directly with one of our attorneys, not an associate or a paralegal. Contact a Columbus personal injury lawyer at our firm to discuss your distracted driving case and we will put our skills to use in proving the fault of the driver who was distracted by cellphone use or texting while driving.
Investigating Cellphone Use And Texting After An Accident
If you suspect that the driver who caused your accident was using a cellphone, we will conduct a thorough investigation into his or her cellphone use. We will collect evidence such as cell phone records and eyewitness statements. Our attorneys will also work with law enforcement personnel and accident reconstruction experts to build your case.
We treat every case as though it were going to court. From day one, we are working to develop your claim for trial and give you the personal attention and guidance you deserve throughout your case. Our firm’s record of success in personal injury trials often allows us to obtain favorable settlements for our clients well before going to court.
Texting while driving is illegal in Georgia. Under the Caleb Sorohan Act, drivers are prohibited from texting, sending data or reading data on their cellphones while driving. Offenders could be fined up to $150, and we can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and damages for mental and physical anguish.