Wilmington Cell Phone Distracted Driving Attorney
Distracted driving does not have to be physically engaging in another activity while you are driving. If your mind is on how you’re going to find a parking spot when you get to work or which place to go to for lunch or the fight you had last night with your partner – you’re distracted. It’s kind of like driving on mental autopilot. It means you perceive traffic situations more slowly and that shortens the amount of time you have to react. However, if your eyes are still on the road while your mind is away, you are paying more attention to driving than the person who is glancing back and forth between her cell phone and the road while she tries to read a text. And even that gal is paying more attention than the person who then takes her hands off the wheel while her eyes are off the road in order to respond to a text. If you have been injured in an accident with a distracted driver, contact Nagle & Associates, P.A. by calling (910) 762-2355.
The Wilmington cell phone distracted driving attorneys at Nagle & Associates, P.A. know that even a brief moment of inattention can result in a really bad day for a lot of people. Driving is one activity with great enough risk that you shouldn’t be doing anything but paying attention to driving. If you were injured in an accident due to someone’s distracted driving, our firm can help you prove your case. Contact our firm to schedule a free case consultation with our attorneys.
Why You Should Choose Nagle & Associates, P.A.
After being injured in an accident with a distracted driver, you need to focus on taking care of yourself. You can only do that if you have a representative you feel confident can and will promote your best interests. At Nagle & Associates, P.A.:
- We don’t get distracted by trying to do too much – Our practice is limited to representing only those who are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents.
- We’re focused on being the best at what we do – For over 20 years, we have determined how car accidents are caused, explained the impact of complicated, life-altering injuries, and persuaded insurance companies and juries that our clients deserved the millions of dollars we have recovered for them.
- Our attention is on how best to serve you – When you hire us to be your advocate, our goal is to step into your shoes and tell the most compelling version of your story.
A Wilmington Distracted Driving Attorney Is Focused on Your Claim
An attorney knows you must not be found at fault for the accident and how to prove the other driver’s distraction was the cause. Your attorney will quickly spot any issues that need to be resolved and get to work with further investigation to gather the evidence needed so that you can recover fully. An attorney will address routine objections made by insurance companies and persuade the carriers they must provide complete compensation based on the terms of their policies.
How Dangerous of a Driving Distraction Is a Cell Phone?
There are 3 types of distractions that interfere with the ability to keep your attention on your driving.
- Cognitive – your mind wanders to your to-do list
- Visual – you glance down at your phone when you hear a notification for a new message
- Manual – your pinky is around the steering wheel while you use the rest of both hands to try and respond to a text
Cell phones are the ultimate distraction. They take our minds, eyes, and hands away from driving. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), you take your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds when you read or send a text. At 55 mph, your car travels the length of a football field before you can respond.
Many states have enacted laws to minimize distracted driving by limiting cell phone use. All but two states have banned texting while driving and 29 states have banned the use of a hand-held cell phone completely. North Carolina bans texting and driving but not all hand-held use unless the driver is under 18 years old.
Despite laws limiting the use of cell phones while driving, accidents involving distracted drivers are increasing year after year. Even though people generally agree that using a cell phone while driving is more dangerous, many people are still doing it anyway.
Contact Nagle & Associates, P.A. for Assistance
At Nagle & Associates, P.A., we have seen what happens when distraction mixes with driving. We have helped our clients recover compensation for serious injuries caused by driver inattention. Our Wilmington cell phone distracted driving lawyers make it known that distracted driving has serious consequences. And we are able to obtain the maximum compensation available for our clients. To learn how we can help you, contact us to schedule a free consultation by clicking here or call our main office at (910) 762-2355.