Durham Texting & Driving Accident Lawyers
Let Our North Carolina Car Attorneys Help You
In today’s society, we are glued to our smartphones, relying on them
to communicate with others, stay updated on current events, and conduct
our daily activities. However, many people can’t keep their eyes
and hands away from them when they drive.
If you were injured in a
car accident caused by a texting driver in North Carolina, our legal team at
Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau is dedicated to recovering financial compensation on your behalf. With
decades of combined experience, our Durham car accident lawyers understand
what it takes to obtain the most favorable settlement possible and can
help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Dangers of Texting While Driving
Texting and driving is considered one of the most hazardous distracted
driving behaviors. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation,
cellphones are involved in approximately 1.6 million motor vehicle collisions
annually, resulting in 6,000 fatalities and half a million injuries.
The three main forms of distraction include the following:
Visual – Taking your eyes away from the road
Cognitive – Taking your mind away from the primary task of operating a vehicle
Manual – Hands are off the steering wheel
Texting while driving involves all of these three factors. Distracted driving
can be just as dangerous as intoxicated driving.
North Carolina Texting Laws
In North Carolina, drivers are prohibited from texting while operating
a motor vehicle. Teen drivers and drivers of commercial vehicles such
as truck drivers and school bus drivers are strictly prohibited from using
their cell phone while driving - this includes calling, texting, reading
a text, browsing the internet, videochatting, etc.
Call (919) 701-8132 to Let Us Start Your Case Today
Since texting while in North Carolina is illegal, victims of car crashes
caused by texting drivers may have grounds to pursue legal action for
their injuries. Our Durham personal injury lawyers can conduct a thorough
investigation, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance providers, and
fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve.
Contact us and
schedule a consultation immediately.