Asheville Vehicle Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers
Distracted driving is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are manipulating electronic devices while driving throughout the country. In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined that there were 3,154 people killed and 424,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Ten percent of fatal crashes, 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013 were reported as distraction-affected crashes. Many experts believe that these numbers are low and that the actual number of injuries and fatalities are much higher than the NHTSA attributes.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents throughout North Carolina. These accidents can leave you with traumatic injuries, injuries caused by another driver who made a willful and selfish choice to be inattentive behind the wheel. Distracted driving is against the law and experts agree that texting while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. If you suffer injury because of a distracted driver, you have rights that should be protected and enforced!
At Nagle & Associates P.A. in Asheville, we represent victims of distracted driving accidents. We work for our clients to collect maximum payment from all responsible parties and insurance companies. We will settle for nothing less that the likely verdict range of your case — because you deserve nothing less for your suffering. Attorney Nagle brings his two decades of motor vehicle law experience to work for you. His previous work as an insurance company defense lawyer means you get an inside perspective that adds a unique layer to your legal strategy. Please invest a few minutes to call our distracted driving accident law firm today to talk about your case.
Facts About Distracted Driving
Experts place distracted driving into three categories — manual, visual, and cognitive.
Manual. Moving your hands away from controlling the vehicle is a manual distraction. This could be reaching to grab a soda, fumble to grab something off the floor, or change the radio station or MP3 player.
Visual. A visual distraction is when you take your eyes off the road. You might do this when you check on your kids in the backseat, drop some change and look for it, or glance (even quickly) at your phone.
Cognitive. Cognitive distractions can happen even if your hands are on the wheel and your eyes are on the road. However, your mind can start wandering and you stop thinking about the act of driving. Your brain is elsewhere.
A distracted driver is a dangerous driver who can cause serious accidents. Your distracted driving accident lawyer will investigate every detail of your case and find out exactly what happened and who was responsible. We will also help you to retain human factors experts and accident reconstruction experts to prove how distracted driving contributed to causing your injuries and losses.
Talk to Our Asheville Personal Injury Attorneys Today
The lawyers at Nagle & Associates, P.A. are sympathetic to your situation and ready to fight for the maximum compensation allowed. Let us work for you while you take the time to recover from your accident. Speak to one of our personal injury associates today at (800) 411-1583.