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How Distracted Driving Laws Work in Georgia

Many people are constantly using their cellular phones. In addition to talking or texting, a wide variety of apps allow people to also use their mobile devices to play games, watch videos, or partake in any one of a number of other forms of entertainment.

Unfortunately, one of the times that our difficulty putting down our phones proves to be the most challenging is when we are behind the wheels of motor vehicles. People driving automobiles should always avoid using their cell phones because it is essential for all motorists to have their eyes on the road at all times.

If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a distracted driving accident in Georgia, you will want to make sure that you take specific steps to protect your ability to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Make sure that you contact the Nye Law Group before speaking to any insurance company about your crash.

Distracted Driving Laws in Georgia

Distracted DrivingGeorgia state law prohibits all motorists from texting while driving. School bus drivers and drivers less than 18 years of age are banned from all cell phone use. In addition to possible points being added to driving records, violators are also subject to fines—which may be doubled if drivers are involved in accidents.

Certain exceptions exist to the texting while driving ban. Law enforcement officers, public utility workers, and certain other parties are exempt from cell phone bans, and state law affords immunity to people using a cell phone to report:

  • a situation in which his or her personal safety is in jeopardy
  • a traffic accident
  • a serious road hazard
  • the perpetration of a criminal offense
  • a medical emergency

Steps to Take Following a Distracted Driving Crash in Georgia

After an accident caused by a distracted driver, the other parties involved should all take steps to seek medical attention. This holds true even when people do not believe they were hurt. Some injuries involve delayed symptoms.

Furthermore, you will want to create a medical record as soon as possible. Insurance companies are notorious for questioning the validity of an injury claim when there are delays in treatment.

Victims can also benefit their injury claims by trying to take as many pictures as possible of the crash scene. When a person is unable to do this because of the need for medical care, he or she should ask a friend or family member.

Lastly—but most importantly, a person will want to seek legal representation immediately. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer will help you subpoena the negligent driver’s phone records, which may be used to prove fault.

Find a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney in Georgia

Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in an automobile accident caused by a distracted driver in Georgia? Do not speak to an insurer before you first contact the Nye Law Group.

Call 855-636-9277 or contact us online today to have our lawyer review your case. Our firm has office locations in Savannah and Hinesville.

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