Victims of distracted drivers have to be familiar with legal protections available to them. Georgia's hands-free phone law went into effect over the past year and the number of fatal accidents has also dropped during the past year. The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety reported that fatal accidents were down six percent during 2018. The drop translates into 92 fewer victims of fatal accidents than the previous year. Last year was on track to be the first year Georgia saw fewer than 1,500 fatalities in four years.
This blog recently discussed that distracted driving claims lives and is a danger on our roadways. Distracted driving can result in serious harm to victims and their families which is why personal injury protections are available to protect victims from this known danger.
The worst motor vehicle accidents are those that claim young lives. A series of car wrecks at school bus stops in the past few days has caught the nation’s attention and focused it on the dangers of distracted driving. Five early-morning car crashes – including one not far from Valdosta – have claimed five young lives and left six other children hospitalized.