Distracted Drivers Accidents

Distracted Drivers Accidents

Technology is a great thing and it helps us every day. However, technology can cause us to get distracted easier as well. Smart phones, texting, taking photographs while driving, and devices like GPS systems can all take our attention away from the road, and it only takes a moment of distraction to lead to a motor vehicle accident.

According to distraction.gov the Federal government site that compiles information on Distracted Drivers Accidents, over 3,000 people died in 2013 in motor vehicle accidents that involved people who were driving distracted. Over 400,000 people were injured. Visit their website for more information, victim’s stories and education on distracted driving.

The Georgia Department of Transportation recorded that fatalities were up 25% from 2013. Some single vehicle accidents happened because drivers failed to wear seat belts or they drifted into the other lane. This is a simple fact that shows how distracted people are behind the wheel today.

Distracted Drivers Accident

The data gathered from the Georgia Department of Transportation shows the increase in injuries and fatalities caused by distracted or impaired drivers over the past 6 years;

Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total crashes 3,454 3,922 4,079 6,829 8,179 8,581
Injury crashes 862 1,102 1,022 1,800 2,091 2,275
Total injured 1,174 1,596 1,420 2,617 3,082 3,298
Fatality crashes 11 13 10 9 11 18
Total fatalities 11 23 14 9 13 19

It is clear that the numbers are growing and distracted driving accidents in Georgia, and across the United States, will continue to grow. Distracted driving Accidents is as much of a danger as driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs as recent studies have shown. As technology grows and our busy lifestyles cause us to spend more time on the road there may be no end in sight for people being distracted as they drive.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident because of a distracted driver, you will need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. Skip McManes has years of experience working with personal injury law, auto accidents and can help you when your life has been interrupted because of a motor vehicle accident that happened because of a distracted driver.

Skip McManes and his staff at McManes Law will deal with your case on a personal level and do everything they can to help you during your time of healing. You shouldn’t have to deal with the strains and stresses of the legal system. Let personal injury attorney Skip McManes work for you. Contact McManes Law locally at (770) 645-8801, or Toll Free at (866) 612-2481, visit our website at and fill out our contact form. Consultations are free and we will be more than happy to evaluate your case for you.

Skip McManes

An attorney dedicated to defending the injured worker, Skip McManes has practiced law for over two decades. After briefly serving as an insurance defense lawyer and seeing their unethical ways, Skip decided he had to fight against the insurance companies to protect his fellow workers. A graduate of Johnson High in Gainesville and the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in finance and a law degree, Skip is still a fierce Bulldogs fan. He currently lives in Alpharetta, Georgia with his wife of over 20 years and his four children.

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