Q: My Boss Pressured Me to Answer a Text While I Was Driving and I Was in an Accident. What Should I Do?
A:It is important to consult an Alpharetta car crash attorney as soon as possible. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSH) requires employers to provide a workplace free from serious and recognized hazards. Motor vehicle deaths are the leading cause of death for American workers. Texting while driving is a recognized hazard that greatly increases a person's chance of being seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash.
Thus, it is the opinion of OSHA that employers must prohibit workplace policies or practices that encourage texting and driving. If they do not then they may be in violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and they may bear some liability for your accident.
For more information about the potential liability of your employer and about how you may be able to recover damages for your injuries, it is important to contact an Alpharetta accident lawyer as soon as possible after your crash.
For more information about what to do, and what not to do, after an Alpharetta accident, please read our free book Four Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim and call an experienced Alpharetta car accident attorney at 1.770.518.1133.