Distracted Driving Accidents

Brunswick Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Countless Car Accidents Successfully Settled

You were hit by someone texting behind the wheel, fiddling with the radio, or otherwise driving while distracted. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? How could they be so uncaring and thoughtless? And now you are the one left to deal with the problems they caused.

What’s even more unfortunate is that you may encounter the same type of attitude if you call one of the big firm lawyers on TV. You will likely never meet that attorney. You may never even get a chance to talk to him or her on the phone. Your calls and messages may not be returned. Is that what you want? Do you really want to trust your case — which includes your health and your financial future — to someone you’ll never shake hands with or look in the eye? Think about it: If they won’t meet with you in person when they sign you up, do you think they will later on in the case?

Even if you have already signed a fee contract with them, it is not too late to change lawyers. Call The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC. for a free evaluation of your claim and see what you think of the service I deliver. As a Brunswick car accident attorney handling distracted driving accident claims, I know how to hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions so you can get the compensation you deserve.

Contact my team online or by phone at (912) 400-0039 for a free consultation in English or Spanish. Drivers have an obligation to keep the roads safe for others and should be held responsible when they fail.

The Risks of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has been one of the most common causes of car accidents in recent years, especially due to our smartphone usage. Driving while distracted means performing another activity that takes your eyes off the road, your hands away from the steering wheel, and your attention away from safely operating your vehicle.

The following are the most common distractions on the road:

  • Cellphones (e.g., texting, talking, etc.)

  • Adjusting console controls, such as the radio and temperature

  • Using a GPS or navigation system

  • Grooming

  • Eating and drinking

  • Conversations with passengers

  • Looking at something outside the vehicle

  • Reaching for an item on the floor, seat, or dashboard

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately eight (8) people in the United States are killed in distracted driving accidents every day. In 2018 alone, an estimated 400,00 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. An analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that taking your eyes off the road for over two seconds doubles your risk of a collision.

Young adults and teen drivers are the most at risk for distracted driving. In a 2019 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40 percent of high school students either texted or emailed while driving at least once within the past 30 days.

Not only can texting while driving result in a personal injury lawsuit, but it may also lead to other penalties. Writing, sending, or reading a text-based communication while driving a vehicle carries a fine of up to $50 and one demerit point on your driving record. A second offense is punishable by a maximum fine of $100 and two demerit points, while a third offense can result in a fine of up to $150 and three demerit points.

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

I am attorney Brad McLelland, and I dedicate my practice to helping car accident victims in South Georgia get the compensation they need for distracted driving accident injuries.

I have extensive experience working with individuals with common accident injuries that result from distracted driving accidents, including:

While a monetary award cannot erase the damage done, obtaining compensation for medical treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, and lost wages can go a long way toward easing financial burdens and getting you back on your feet.

What to Do When Involved in a Car Accident

If you were involved in a car accident, you are probably stressed and unsure of what to do next. Luckily, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center has developed an instruction manual to serve as the primary guidance for completing the most recent approved crash report. In addition to following these steps, it can help to consult with a lawyer like the ones on the team at The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC:

  • Get medical attention

First and foremost, your health and safety should be at the top of your priorities. If you feel hurt or injured, you should contact 911 to get the medical attention you need as soon as possible. It is also important to document your injury in case you need this information later for a personal injury case.

  • File a police report

Even if you are not injured, the next step you should take is to call 911 for the police. The police report will serve as the first piece of evidence in your case and will help establish who was at fault for the accident.

  • Gather evidence and exchange information

Any time you are in an accident, it is important to take pictures of the damage to your car as well as to the other driver’s. The drivers involved should also exchange insurance and driver’s license information. If possible, gather statements from any witnesses around.

  • File a claim with your insurance company

After a car accident, you should get in touch with your auto insurance company. However, we do not recommend signing any documents or giving a recorded statement to your insurance company before consulting with a lawyer. Once you have a full understanding of what needs to be communicated to your insurance company, they will be able to give you instructions on the proper documentation to provide.

  • Get in touch with a lawyer

As you can see, there are many steps that go into this process, and it is important to follow them properly and to produce proper documentation of the event. This will help produce the best outcomes in your favor and save you from paying more than you need to. A personal injury law team like The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC can help accomplish this. We are dedicated to making sure that you follow all of these steps properly to get the maximum level of wages you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

With more than two decades of experience, I have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of my clients. I can thoroughly investigate your case, collect and analyze evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and maximize your entitled compensation.

Call a Brunswick distracted driving accident attorney today at (912) 400-0039 for a free consultation. I strive to be as accessible as possible to serve your every need and answer every one of your questions.

Let My Firm Handle the Legal Aspects. You Focus on Getting Better.

If you or someone you love has been hurt because of a distracted driver’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation. Call The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC. today to schedule an appointment to talk about the accident.

I offer free initial consultations, as well as evening and weekend appointments as needed. My office is located on Cypress Mill Road two doors down from Grandy’s in Brunswick. We can meet you at your home or hospital if your injury makes it difficult to come to me. Don’t worry about legal fees. I handle all distracted driving accident injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You owe me no fees until I obtain compensation for you.

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Why You Need Brad On Your Side

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  • Recovered Millions of Dollars
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  • Former Defence Lawyer for Insurance Companies
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