We could all set our calendars by the technological announcements that are made from the biggest tech company in the world. Every fall that company announces new products and software that is sure to impact the world over. This year there was a change to the company’s main phone software that should help many of us be safer drivers on the road.
Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of accidents, injuries, and catastrophic results on the road in Georgia and throughout the country. Everyday there are many accidents caused when drivers thoughtlessly pick up their phonse to answer a text, send a tweet, or look at some update. These accidents cause injury, pain, suffering, and even death. While many of these results can be resolved, in part, by an Atlanta car accident lawyer, it is much better to avoid them altogether.
There is good news afoot that should help with the distracted driving epidemic. In their latest software release, the biggest tech company in the world introduced a driving mode for their software. This new feature has several aspects to it that can make our roads safer, and keep people from getting into horrific accidents.
The new software is designed to put a cell phone into driving mode, temporarily disabling it from receiving notifications, or allowing a driver to use the phone when the car is in motion. It is an option that an operator must opt into, and can be opted out of by a passenger or driver at any time. It also sends a message to anyone trying to reach a driver that they are driving, and cannot receive messages.
Updates and Advances Illustrate Problem
When a major tech company attempts to fix the problem of distracted driving by implementing software which disables a phone while the owner is diving, it illustrates how big of a problem it truly is. In 2015, there were 385,221 accidents in Georgia, with over 1,400 fatalities. A large percentage of these accidents are directly attributable to the problem of distracted driving.
So what is someone involved in an accident in Atlanta, or the surrounding areas supposed to do? The first and most important thing to do is seek medical attention for any injuries incurred. The next most important step is to contact a qualified, Atlanta car accident lawyer to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Even the simplest accidents can soon become quite complex and difficult to resolve without help. Typically there are at least two car insurance companies involved, drivers, passengers, and witnesses to what happened. Then there are the costs, damages, and injuries that must be fixed and paid for. Going it alone, instead of contacting a car accident attorney serving Atlanta is not a good idea.
Your Car Accident Attorney Serving Atlanta
If you have been the victim of a car accident with a distracted or otherwise negligent driver, contact us. You should ensure that the attorney you enlist to serve you has the right experience and focus to ensure that you get the compensation to which you are entitled. At The Angell Law Firm we represent people injured in car accidents in the Atlanta area, and we look forward to serving you.
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