Goldsboro NC Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Distracted driving is a serious problem in Goldsboro and across North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 18.8 percent of auto accidents in North Carolina in 2018 involved driver distraction.
Distracted Driving in Goldsboro
Goldsboro is a major city in North Carolina and home of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, home of the 4th Fighter Wing and its many F-15 Strike Eagle squadrons. Unfortunately, as with any large city, car accidents in the area are common — and distracted driving is a factor in many of these crashes.
In 2019, there were 1,214 auto accidents reported in Goldsboro, according to NCDOT. Based on the government’s calculation that 18.8 percent of all North Carolina auto accidents involved distracted driving, that means that an estimated 228 traffic accidents in Goldsboro involved distracted driving in 2019.
Many of the distracted driving wrecks in the area result in serious and even life-threatening injury. In some cases, the consequences of distracted driving can be deadly.
Types of Distracted Driving
There are many types of distracted driving, all of which can pose serious dangers to drivers and passengers on the roads and the surrounding Wayne County.
Common types of distracted driving include:
- Texting and driving
- Talking on a cell phone (even using a built-in or hands-free device)
- Adjusting the GPS / navigation system
- Using CarPlay or Android Auto (or another in-car nav and entertainment system)
- Talking with passengers
- Eating while driving
- Applying makeup or doing one’s hair while driving
- Watching a video while driving
There are many more examples of distracted driving — this is just a short list. Distracted driving can involve anything that takes the driver’s attention off the road… sometimes resulting in serious injury.
STAY SAFE: When driving, never assume that another driver is paying attention. Stay alert and stay safe, and also do not ride as a passenger with drivers who engage in distracted driving.
Distracted Driving Accident Attorney in Goldsboro NC
If you’ve been injured by a distracted driver in Goldsboro, a distracted driving accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help. We have the experience and resources necessary to investigate the accident, prove liability, and help pursue maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries.
There is no obligation — and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover financial compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees. That’s our promise to you.
Distracted driving accidents can be heartbreaking, because in many cases an injury or death could have been avoided had the at-fault driver simply waited to send a text, or eat a sandwich, or do anything else that took their attention from the road. Regrettably, however, accidents happen, and a distracted driving lawyer can help when Justice Counts.
Don’t wait — the longer you wait to talk with a car accident lawyer in Goldsboro handling distracted driving cases, the harder it may be to prove fault and win your case.
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–Tyronnie T., Riddle & Brantley client
Our Goldsboro personal injury lawyers have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience, and we are ready and willing to help however we can.
Since 1985, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for deserving clients (see disclaimer below). Let us see if we can help you and your loved ones, as well.