While there have always been careless drivers, technology is giving people more and more opportunities to put other lives at risk. One of the most deadly of these distractions is cell phones — particularly texting while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests texting while driving is considerably more dangerous than driving while intoxicated.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and you suspect the driver was texting while driving, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Nagle & Associates, P.A., we have the experience, skill and resources to pursue maximum compensation for our clients and to hold careless drivers accountable for their actions.
A study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute concluded that truck drivers are 23 times more likely to cause an accident while texting. If a commercial vehicle or truck driver engages in this dangerous conduct, this would support additional claims against the driver and his employer for punitive damages.
Texting While Driving: Illegal and Highly Negligent
Commonsense tells us that texting while driving is dangerous. Statutory law is finally starting to recognize that fact. Texting while driving is now against the law in North Carolina. Unfortunately, recent statutory revisions leave gaping holes and dangerous exceptions which leave considerable risks for all drivers. For instance, drivers are still allowed to utilize voice mail, enter access codes and perform other non-texting actions. These actions take attention away from the task of driving, and cause significant risk of car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accidents.
While it is difficult to confirm that a driver was texting while driving when he or she caused an accident, it is not impossible. We often must file suit and use the courts' "discovery" process to force disclosure of cell phone records to confirm texting was taking place at the time of the motor vehicle accident. If you were injured due to another driver texting while driving, our lawyers are here to help you pursue full and fair compensation for your medical bills, wage loss and for all pain and suffering.
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Winston-Salem personal injury attorney Carl Nagle is a former insurance adjuster and insurance defense lawyer. He can tell you today what the at-fault driver and the insurance adjusters truly owe you, and explain how to motivate them to pay a generous settlement without court involvement.
For a free consultation, call Nagle & Associates toll free at (800) 411-1583, or contact us by e-mail. We offer FREE no pressure, no obligation consultations with a skilled Raleigh texting while driving accident attorney. We aggressively defend people who have been injured in accidents due to someone else texting while driving in Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Charlotte, and throughout North Carolina.