Distracted Driving: The Facts & Our Approach

At Mayo | Hill, we represent victims (and the families of victims) of accidents resulting from distracted driving. 

Distracted driving is exactly as it sounds – when individuals are not fully paying attention while operating a vehicle.1 Distracted driving is often tied to automobile accidents and, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), was linked to over 3,100 deaths in 2019. Many states, including Georgia, have placed bans on the use of hand-held mobile devices while driving.2 This has helped with accidents associated with distracted driving, but the problem remains. 

The team at Mayo | Hill works with accident victims and their families to determine whether distracted driving contributed to the accident. Though distracted driving is commonplace and everyone makes mistakes, your safety shouldn’t be placed at risk because someone checked a text message or an email while operating their vehicle. The GHSA paints a terrifyingly accurate picture: “When a person reads a text while driving, his or her eyes are off the road for an average of five seconds. At 55 miles per hour, that is like driving the length of an entire football field while blindfolded.” This is a sobering statistic, and we have seen firsthand the devastation that can occur as a result of someone taking their eyes off the road for this length of time.

In the aftermath of a serious accident, the injured party needs to focus on getting better. Families who have lost loved ones because of these accidents need to be able to handle making funeral arrangements and grieving the loss of their loved one. What they do not need to be focusing on is dealing with an insurance company’s legal department. That’s where our team comes in. We know how the insurance companies operate, and we know how important it is to fight for what is owed – not just what insurance companies hope you settle for. 

We have had success time and time again on behalf of our clients. You can see several of our results and hear from multiple clients here. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured (or worse) as a result of an accident caused by distracted driving, please give our office a call today at 478-238-9898. We’re here to help you get the recovery you deserve.


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