Search Site
FREE Case Evaluation 877-884-8579
Why is Texting While Driving So Hazardous?

Thirty-nine states plus the District of Columbia now have texting bans while driving. Georgia is one of the states with a texting ban for all drivers. If you suffer serious injury in a vehicle accident caused by a texting driver, find out how an attorney can protect your rights.

The University of Utah conducted a study where psychologists used a high-tech driving simulator to test drivers and evaluate their responses to traffic situations when texting and using cell phones. The study revealed valuable information that substantiated the dangers drivers face on the road while using cell phones and texting. Data from the study indicated the following:

  • Accidents by texting drivers were six times the number of accidents of non-texting drivers
  • Texting drivers pose more risk for accidents than drivers talking on cell phones
  • Texting drivers responded more slowly to cars braking in front of them
  • Drivers using cell phones divide their attention between the conversation and the road
  • Texting drivers focus most of their attention on texting with very little, if any, attention on driving during the moment they text
  • Reading text messages was more distracting to driving than composing text messages
  • Texting drivers tend to decrease the following distance between their car and other cars

When drivers violate Georgia’s texting ban law and cause an accident, their violation points to negligence, which can be used to prove fault in a car accident case. An car crash lawyer can investigate your accident and gather evidence to help you negotiate a settlement or obtain a verdict through trial.

Kaine Law works diligently to maximize our clients’ recoveries in car accident cases. To speak to an experienced lawyer, contact us today by phone at 877-884-8579 or via our online form. Hablamos Español.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our Attorneys
Videos & Media

  • Meet Kaine Law

    Experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyer Evan Kaine understands the physical, financial and emotional impact an injury can have on you and the people you love. That is why at Kaine Law, LLC, we have dedicated our legal practice to assisting victims of injuries caused by the negligence of others

  • Top 5 Reasons Why
    Kaine Law is Right for You

  • Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer - Kaine Law, LLC

  • June is National Safety Month

    Personal Injury Attorney Talks Staying Safe

  • Georgia Motorcycle Laws

    New Rider's Guide

Awards & Affiliations
  • Best Places To WOrk
Reviews & Ratings
  • yelp

    Kaine Law was extremely helpful with my 3 cases. They assisted me with my property damage and made sure I wasn't being taken advantage of by the insurance company. My case manager was always available and their team made my experience very pleasant. ...

    Read more

    Robin A.

  • yelp

    They stayed in contact with me for 2yrs. If I called and left a message they always returned the call within a week. They kept me updated on my case. They let me know how long things would take and what they were actually waiting for. No one was ever...

    Read more

    Amanda T.

  • yelp

    I have been a client at Kaine Law for a few years now and I would never go anywhere else. They are truly amazing! I highly recommend

    Read more

    Liz M.

  • facebook

    I hired Kaine law last year and was not disappointed. Very dedicated and informative. They always answer when you call and answered every question I had. Settled my case quickly. Than you Kaine law!!!!

    Read more

    Jamie Hudson

  • google

    It should be noted that the 3 negative reviews below (two from Hazledean and one from McCabe) are Husband, Wife and Daughter and should be read as one review not three separate incidents.

    Read more

    David J

See all reviews
Contact us

Quick Contact Form