Distracted & Texting Drivers in North Carolina
The laws in this state prohibit motor vehicle operators from text messaging, emailing and using the Internet when they are driving. It is also illegal for a person under the age of 18 with a provisional license to operate a vehicle while using a cell phone unless calling parents. Current statutes also prevent school bus operators from using a cell phone while driving as well. Distracted and texting drivers can cause accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. If you were hurt in an auto accident in which the driver was using a cell phone or other electronic device, contact a North Carolina personal injury attorney at the Lanier Law Group, P.A. We have decades of experience representing clients in auto accident cases and can explain your rights to compensation and how to file a claim. We offer a free consultation in which your accident will be reviewed by a knowledgeable attorney who can give you personal injury information and advice regarding the claim process.
Car Accident Lawyer in North Carolina: Texting Drivers
A driver can become distracted for many reasons, including
- Using a cell phone
- Adjusting a radio or CD player
- Adjusting controls within the vehicle
- Moving an object in the vehicle
- Eating or drinking
People, objects and activities outside the vehicle can also result in driver distraction. When a motor vehicle operator's careless actions result in an accident, a claim can be filed with the driver's insurance carrier for monetary damages. Personal injury compensation can cover hospitalization, medical treatment and lost wages, in addition to any pain, emotional trauma or suffering that resulted from the incident. Our firm has years of experience representing accident victims, and can provide you with highly effective and determined representation.
Contact a Raleigh accident lawyer for qualified legal advice and aggressive representation if you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver.