Trial to begin for teen accused of distracted driving

Written on behalf of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP

Incredible Attorneys Who Actually Care.

Meet the Team →
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

As the world has become more technology focused and the use of technology has become commonplace, the temptation for people in California to use their phones while they are driving has become a very real problem. While many acknowledge the concern that texting and driving create, as well as the danger it imposes on everyone around the texting driver, many also admit to being part of the problem at some point. 

For one Georgia teenager, this temptation has now resulted in her facing nine different charges after she hit and killed three people in an accident where she was allegedly texting and driving. While the teen maintained her innocence and claimed that she never saw anyone in the street, investigators pointed to evidence that the teenager was distracted and possibly texting while she was driving. The fatal collision killed two women and a newborn baby as they were crossing the street on their way to a free concert. 

The teen’s defense claims that investigators failed to provide more detail into what had caused the girl to be distracted and pointed out that her last text message was sent nearly three minutes before the collision. However, several defense claims have been denied and the case is now on its way to trial which is scheduled to begin in early March. 

If people have been injured because of the negligence of another person, an attorney may be able to help them create a compelling case. With the right focus on factual evidence, people may have a better chance of getting compensated for their injuries and other damages sustained.  

Source: Yahoo!, “Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faced 9 Charges After Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn,” Harriet Sokmensuer, Feb. 20, 2019

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

View All Videos

Video Center
01 06

View All Practice Areas

Core Practice Areas


Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.


Abuse & Molestation

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.



Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


Practice areas

The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


(415) 421-7995