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Figuring out if distraction led to your crash

In any type of crash, whether it is minor or serious, it can be in your best interests to figure out what led to the accident. Was it your fault? Were there faulty or defective auto parts to blame? Was the other driver doing something to cause the crash?

Answering these questions can help you when you file a police report and speak to your insurance company. It can also be wise to have these answers if you wish to pursue legal action against another driver who you believe was negligent. 

For example, if you were injured in an accident after another driver rear-ended you or drifted into your lane on the highway causing a major collision, you may have reason to believe that he or she was distracted and should be held accountable for damages you have suffered.

Drivers are expected to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes and focus on the road. Failure to do this can have catastrophic consequences and are completely preventable as long as people just pay attention to driving.

However, proving that another driver was distracted can be a considerable challenge. You may have to secure phone call and text records, witness statements, reports on a vehicle's speed or braking patterns and even evidence that a person may have been eating or grooming behind the wheel. This can all seem extremely difficult and overwhelming, but you can work with an attorney to collect this information.

Distracted driving is a serious problem in Georgia and across the U.S. In fact, thousands of people are killed every year in a distracted driving accident. If you are among these victims, we can help you understand your options for taking legal action and pursuing the compensation you may deserve. For more information on our services and background, please visit our website.

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