Raleigh Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer
Raleigh Texting While Driving Lawyer
Texting while driving is extremely dangerous, often resulting in serious injury and even death. If you’ve been injured in a texting and driving accident in Raleigh, you may be entitled to compensation and a Raleigh texting and driving accident lawyer can help.
Since 1985, our Raleigh car accident lawyers have handled thousands of cases, many involving distracted driving, including texting while driving.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Raleigh texting and driving accident lawyer, please call (919) 876-3020 or complete the short form below.
The consultation is free, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. Call (919) 876-3020 and let’s review your claim.
IMPORTANT: Never assume that the other driver is paying attention. Distracted driving — including texting while driving — is extremely common and can be dangerous and even deadly.
Proving liability can be complicated in a texting while driving case, and a Raleigh personal injury lawyer can help.
Distracted Driving in North Carolina
Distracted driving is a serious problem in North Carolina, resulting in thousands of auto accidents every year. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 18.8 percent of all traffic crashes in North Carolina in 2019 involved distracted driving.
According to NCDOT, there were 53,541 crashes involving distracted driving in North Carolina in 2019. 23,467 of those resulted in injury, and 154 were fatal.
Types of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can take many forms, including texting while driving (which is illegal in North Carolina). In more than 35 years serving the people of Raleigh, our Raleigh texting and driving lawyers have handled cases involving all types of distracted driving.
Common examples of distracted driving include:
- Texting while driving
- Using a smartphone
- Talking on the phone (especially if not hands-free)
- Adjusting the radio or stereo
- Using a GPS system
- Talking with other passengers
- Eating and drinking
- Doing one’s hair or makeup
- Taking care of pets
- Watching a video
If you’ve been injured in an accident due to texting while driving or another form of distracted driving, talk with a Raleigh distracted driving accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley today. Call (919) 876-3020 for a free, no-obligation consultation and case review.
Injuries in Distracted Driving Cases
Our Raleigh texting and driving accident attorneys have handled thousands of auto accident cases in North Carolina, and we’ve seen all types of injuries resulting from distracted driving accidents, including:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Shoulder injury
- Semi-paralysis and paralysis
- Loss of limbs (amputations)
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Wrongful death
Texting and driving frequently results in rear-end collision accidents, but can also cause other serious auto accidents, including head-on accidents, “t-bone” accidents and rollovers.
“Is Texting While Driving Illegal in North Carolina?”
Yes, in North Carolina, it is illegal to text while driving. In North Carolina, it is also illegal for drivers under the age of 18 to use a cell phone while driving.
Proving Fault in Texting and Driving Accident Cases
Proving liability in a distracted driving case can be difficult, and a Raleigh texting and driving accident lawyer can help.
In order to win a personal injury case in North Carolina, a plaintiff must prove four important things:
- The defendant had a “duty of care” to avoid injury to the plaintiff
- The defendant violated this duty
- The defendant’s violation of the duty of care resulted in injury to the plaintiff
- The plaintiff suffered measurable damages (injuries, property damage, lost wages, emotional trauma, etc.)
In order to prove that a defendant was distracted while driving, a Raleigh texting and driving attorney may rely on evidence including:
- Eyewitness testimony
- The official accident report from law enforcement
- Surveillance footage and/or dash cam video
- Cell phone records
Other evidence may be relevant in a distracted driving accident case, as well.
Raleigh Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence? If the other driver was texting and driving, you may have a claim for compensation — and you deserve justice.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Raleigh texting and driving accident lawyer, please call (919) 876-3020.
The consultation is free, and there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Call (919) 876-3020 and let’s review your claim. Since 2000 alone, Riddle & Brantley has recovered more than $600 million in total compensation for our deserving clients, and we would love to help you if we can (see disclaimer below).
“They handled my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.”
–Joseph P., Riddle & Brantley client
We believe Justice Counts and are committed to helping you and your loved ones. We invite you to experience the Riddle & Brantley difference.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.