Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer in Statesboro, GA

Distracted drivers are a menace. Let us fight to set things right. Attorney Troy Marsh focuses his legal practice on helping car accident victims in and around Statesboro, Georgia. For over two decades, he’s been winning compensation from insurance companies, and leveling the playing field for people injured by negligent and distracted drivers. He knows what it takes to get what you’re owed.

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Available 24/7 / Free consultation / No fee unless you win

"No fee unless you win" refers only to fees charged by the attorney. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client. Contingent fees are not permitted in all types of cases.*

Attorney Marsh Makes the Difference in Your Case

An accident caused by a distracted driver needs to be handled by an experienced lawyer. Why? Because it’s hard to prove what another person was doing at the time of the crash.

By partnering with attorney Troy Marsh, you’ll have someone capable of collecting all the evidence you need. From talking to witnesses to reviewing the police report, and in some cases, getting the other driver’s cell phone records, the Marsh Law Firm leaves no stone unturned.

With over 26 years of experience, attorney Marsh knows how to prove someone was talking or texting and driving. That is how he assess cases quickly, identifies those at-fault, and present claims in a way that reduces stress and maximizes value.

Hire the Right Attorney to Get the Representation You Deserve

You don’t want to hire just any lawyer. You want someone with specific experience winning texting and driving accident claims, like attorney Marsh. Of equal importance is finding an attorney who respects you and treats you with dignity and compassion.

When attorney Troy Marsh handles your distracted driving accident case:

  • Your lawyer will always be Troy Marsh. You never get handed off to an associate. Even if Troy works with another lawyer because of their particular skills (at no additional cost to you), he is still your lawyer and the person you’ll talk to about your case.
  • Your questions get answered promptly. You can expect a call with Mr. Marsh at least once a week. He’ll provide updates on your case, answer your questions, and address any of your concerns. He wants you to know a hardworking attorney is fighting for you.
  • Your lawyer can get results. Attorney Marsh has a long history of case results that demonstrate his ability to handle distracted driving accidents. He identifies who was at fault, compiles evidence, makes the insurer respond, and negotiates for higher settlements.
  • You get maximum value with minimal risk. Attorney Marsh knows the financial strain you’re under. That’s why he works to assess all your losses and determine the value of your case. When you get a settlement offer, he’ll review it and give his honest opinion. If it doesn’t cover all your costs, including attorney’s fees, he’ll fight for you to get more. There is never a fee unless we win your case.

Tell Us About Your Accident Find Out if You Have a Case

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the number of distracted driving crashes in the state rose over 400% in the past decade. In 2016, there were 25,215 crashes because of cell phones, distraction, and inattention. This is why Georgia’s distracted driving law requires hands-free use of cell phones and prohibits texting, using social media, or watching videos while driving.

The Marsh Law Firm is here to help if your distracted driving accident was caused by:

  • Reading or typing a text
  • Using social media
  • Holding and talking on the phone
  • Watching or making a video
  • Using GPS that isn’t hands-free
  • Eating or drinking
  • Grooming or putting on makeup
  • Reading a book, newspaper, or electronic device
  • Looking or reaching for something in the vehicle
  • Adjusting the music or temperature controls
  • Looking at something outside of the vehicle, “rubbernecking.”
  • Talking with passengers

Who Is to Blame for Your Distracted Driving Accident?

When you’re hurt by a distracted driver, you don’t automatically receive compensation. First, you have to prove the other driver was at fault. You do this by showing they had a duty of care, but acted recklessly while driving instead.

Attorney Troy Marsh has over 26 years of experience in proving negligence. The first step is gathering evidence about what happened, including the police report, photos of the crash, witness statements, and, if necessary, an accident reconstruction expert’s opinion.

In more complex cases, Mr. Marsh may recommend filing a lawsuit. That is because certain evidence isn’t available without going through the court system. During the discovery phase, Mr. Marsh can take the other driver’s deposition and ask about what he or she was doing in the car. He can also go after the driver’s phone records to see if he or she was on his or her device prior to the crash.

What to Expect During a Distracted Driving Claim

Distracted drivers often cause serious injuries, if not deaths. We understand this unexpected accident may have had a profound impact on your life. Right now, you might be dealing with:

Whatever your injuries, The Marsh Law Firm is here to obtain copies of all of your relevant medical records and bills. We will explain the different types of insurance coverages that may be available to you.

We know you might not be able to pay those bills right away. We guide you through taking full advantage of any health insurance plans you have and then negotiating with your medical providers to place your bills on hold until you receive a settlement or court award.

We Demand Full and Fair Compensation

We know careless accidents hurt victims and their families in various ways: physically, emotionally, and financially. It’s hard to move forward when you’re in pain, depressed, or worried about all the bills. That’s why attorney Troy Marsh urgently and aggressively pursues compensation for you.

Some of the losses you can recover compensation for include:

Winning maximum compensation requires documenting your injuries and expenses. We work with you to keep track of all your paperwork. We also work with you to create other proof of your injuries, such as journal entries and videos of what life is like for you with your injuries.

Filing an Insurance Claim or Personal Injury Lawsuit

Most cases start with an insurance claim. Once attorney Marsh takes your case, he gathers evidence, crafts a strong argument on your behalf, and demands compensation from the insurer. He works closely with you during this process to compile the evidence and determine the value of your losses and injuries.

How quickly the insurer steps up to the negotiations table depends on the facts. When the insurer’s policyholder is clearly at fault, it will be more eager to settle. But it still takes an experienced lawyer to fight for the max amount possible and not settle for a low-ball offer.

Going to Court When It’s Necessary

The benefit of working with a distracted driving lawyer with trial experience is that your attorney and case are always ready for court. Though most personal injury claims settle, sometimes court is your best option for maximizing compensation. Sometimes, it is simply necessary to gather more evidence and show the insurer you mean business.

Distracted Driving FAQs

You find the right lawyer by asking a lot of questions. Don’t be afraid to schedule a free consultation and bring a list of questions. Here are some important questions to ask:

  • Have you handled cases like mine? How many?
  • Have you ever taken a case like mine to court? What was the outcome?
  • Do you know the insurance company/opposing attorney/judge involved in my case?
  • Do you have enough money to finance my case?
  • If I hire you, who will work on my case?
  • How available are you to talk about my case?

Whether or not you need to file a personal injury lawsuit after a distracted driving crash depends on the facts. You should talk with an experienced lawyer about when it’s necessary or helpful to file suit. In Georgia, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is usually, but not always, two years. Generally, that means you have two years from the date of the crash to file.

The other driver can always try to shift blame. How well that goes depends on the evidence. If there is evidence you also were a little careless, this could impact how much compensation you get. Under Georgia’s comparative negligence law, each person is assigned an amount of fault.

If you had a percentage of fault between 1 and 49%, then your compensation is reduced by that amount. If your percentage of fault is between 50 and 100%, then you can’t get compensation at all.