Texting While Driving: Considered Negligence?

"Would my car accident be considered as caused by another driver's negligence if the other driver was texting and caused the accident?"

Yes, texting while driving is considered a form of distracted driving and is also illegal in the state of Georgia. There are three types of distracted driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s distracted driving website.

  • Manual: taking your hands off the wheel
  • Visual: taking your eyes off the road
  • Cognitive: taking your mind off driving

Text messaging is considered the worst kind of distracted driving because it causes the driver to lose all three attention types: manual, visual and cognitive. As of July 2010, texting while driving was banned in Georgia for drivers of all license classification or vehicle type. Distracted drivers can easily cause traffic accidents that result in painful injuries. If you have been involved in a car, motorcycle or truck accident due to the other driver’s negligence (distracted driving), you can contact Kalka & Baer LLC for a consultation.