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Cellphone Use While Driving Can Lead to Serious Accidents

By Grant Law Office on April 11, 2012

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It’s not a surprise to many motorists that cell phone use may increase the risk of an Atlanta distracted driving accident. Many motorists can share stories of how they saw a driver on a cell phone nearly cause an accident, and too many can relate how they or a loved one were actually injured in an accident involving a cell phone-using driver. Many states have banned or restricted texting and handheld cell phone use in an effort to protect drivers from these serious accidents.

However, recent research indicates that using a cell phone while driving increases the risk of accidents as many as four times over, even if the driver uses a hands-free device like a headset, and that going hands-free does not reduce the risk of an accident versus holding onto the cell phone.

Researchers believe this increased risk is because the human brain needs all of its processing power to focus on the many little tasks needed to operate a car safely. When part of the brain is occupied with a phone conversation, it is not paying attention to the road; therefore, the driver can easily miss something that then leads to a serious accident.

At The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., our skilled Georgia cell phone accident attorneys can help you through the difficult days after an accident. We will investigate your case thoroughly and strive to build an outstanding case on your behalf that holds any negligent parties accountable for their actions. To discuss your case with us confidentially and free of charge, call our office today at (404) 995-3955.

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