DeKalb County now has a new law: if you talk on your cell phone and cause an accident while doing so you can expect an additional $500 fine. The new Georgia law sanctions drivers whose improper use of a mobile phone was “a contributing factor” in causing damage, injury, or death. Thought to be the first of its kind in the state of Georgia, it should hold negligent drivers more accountable for the accidents they case.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.