Would you ever get behind the wheel of your car blindfolded, especially with your kids in the car? Of course you wouldn’t. However, for some reason, many parents choose to do almost exactly that every day when they choose to text and drive. Our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta would like to see this trend end.
Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do behind the wheel. You end up taking your eyes off the road for several seconds at a time to read and compose texts, effectively making yourself blind to whatever is happening on the road. Texting while driving is illegal in Georgia, in large part because it increases the chances of an accident by 23 times.
A recent study on texting and driving from Academic Pediatrics found that 15 percent of the parents surveyed had texted while driving with their children in the vehicle and when alone in the car.
As any parent knows, children are very observant, and unfortunately, this means they pick up many of the bad habits that we ourselves have. This is particularly concerning for parents who have the habit of texting while driving. Their habit is not only putting their child in danger in the present moment, but it is also putting them in danger once they begin driving on their own.
Here at McAleer Law, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers have seen too many heartbreaking cases where serious injury was caused by a distracted driver. We never want you or your family to have to go through the pain of an accident that was caused by texting and driving.
If you or a member of your family were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact us today to get the compensation you deserve.