Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Atlanta, GA - Nov 25, 2015 - The Atlanta personal injury lawyers of Boling Rice LLC are urging people in the area to be careful while driving downtown after multiple-vehicle accident sent six people to the hospital recently.
According to a report published by WSB-TV, the five-vehicle accident occurred on Peachtree Street near Ellis Street and was allegedly caused by a woman driving a Nissan Altima in the southbound lanes. One witness indicated that the at-fault driver’s phone was illuminated prior to the accident taking place. The driver of the Altima and her passenger needed to be pulled out of the vehicle.
While it is unclear whether distracted driving caused this accident, it seems that it may have played a role if the witness’s statement is accurate. Smartphones are a significant source of driver distraction, which played a role in 424,000 traffic accidents during 2014 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The distractions that phones can cause are particularly dangerous, as manipulating a cell phone often combines the three main categories of distracted driving – manual, cognitive, and visual.
Fortunately for victims of accidents caused by distracted driving, they can often recover for the injuries and other losses they sustain as a result of their accident. For this reason, the lawyers of Boling Rice LLC highly encourage anyone injured in a car accident to discuss their case with an experienced lawyer. This is true even in cases where it is not clear that driver distraction played a role. According to the firm, evidence of distracted driving sometimes requires significant investigation on the part of the plaintiff’s attorneys. This kind of evidence can sometimes include cell phone records, surveillance footage, and witness statements.
Boling Rice LLC is an Atlanta personal injury law firm that also maintains offices in Alpharetta and Cumming, Georgia. The firm’s attorneys practice exclusively in the area of personal injury, and regularly represent clients that have been injured in car accident, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and falls, and construction accidents. People wishing to retain legal representation can schedule a free consultation with one of the firm’s attorneys by calling their Atlanta office at (770) 744-0890.
Theodore Spaulding, Esq.
Boling Rice LLC
750 Hammond Dr #300
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: (770) 744-0890