Distracted Driving

Atlanta Distracted Driver Accident Lawyer

Were You Injured by an Inattentive Driver?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 20 percent of all auto accidents in 2008 involved distracted driving. In fact, distracted driving was a cause of almost 6,000 traffic deaths in the U.S. that year. Even though Georgia is taking steps to prevent distracted driving, people continue to take their eyes, hands and mind off the road.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed by a distracted driver, turn to Atlanta distracted driver accident attorney Bernard Hoppenfeld. He will use more than 25 years of experience to help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries.

In our law office, you are a person — not just a case. We will work closely with you to make sure you get the medical attention and financial compensation you need to move forward. Contact us today.

When Inattentive Driving Causes Serious Injury

Our main tasks in all of our car accident cases are to find out exactly what happened and who is at fault. In many cases, this means determining what the other driver was doing before he or she hit you.

We handle cases involving any form of distracted driving, including:

  • Using cell phones while driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Reading while driving
  • Putting on makeup while driving
  • Talking to other passengers while driving
  • Using a GPS or other navigation system while driving
  • Changing the radio station while driving

Texting While Driving Is Against the Law

On July 1, 2010, the Georgia Legislature enacted a law that makes texting while driving illegal. However, this only means that the driver who was texting when he or she caused your accident will have to go through a criminal trial or pay a large fine. It does not mean that he or she will be required to pay for your injuries. You must also bring a personal injury claim against the negligent party. Our Atlanta texting-while-driving injury attorney can help you bring a case to recover compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.

Contact Georgia Car Accident Attorney Bernard Hoppenfeld

If you are the victim of a distracted driving accident, you can take action to protect your rights and hold the negligent driver accountable. To schedule a free initial consultation with our Buckhead law office, contact us online or call 404-261-7400.