Wilmington Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured by a texting driver in North Carolina? A Wilmington texting and driving accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help. Call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Dangers of Texting While Driving
Texting while driving is very dangerous. Texting and driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk. Of all the cell phone-related tasks, texting is the most dangerous activity. The numbers illustrating the dangers of texting and driving are startling. At any given time of day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones behind the wheel of a vehicle. According to the National Safety Council, one out of every four car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving and every year about 400 fatal crashes are caused by texting and driving.
Cell phone use while driving has become a national problem and Wilmington, NC is no exception. The chances of being involved in an accident with a distracted driver are increasing. If you are ever injured by the carelessness of another driver in Wilmington, NC, you may be entitled to compensation and a Wilmington texting while driving accident lawyer can help.
Experienced Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer in Wilmington, NC
Contact Riddle & Brantley law firm for a free consultation. There are never any upfront fees to speak with us, and there is no obligation. Simply call us at 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the short form below. Talk with a Wilmington personal injury lawyer handling texting and driving accidents and let us get you the answers you deserve about your claim.
Distracted driving in North Carolina is a serious problem, resulting in thousands of accidents every year. Texting and driving frequently results in rear-end-collision accidents, but may also cause other serious accidents, including head-on accidents, “T-bone” accidents, and rollovers.
Other Examples of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can take on many forms, including texting while driving (which is illegal in North Carolina). There are many common examples of distracted driving which 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 in the car
- Eating and drinking
- Doing one’s hair or makeup
- Taking care of a pet
- Watching a video
In more than 35 years serving the people of North Carolina, our Wilmington, NC car accident attorneys have handled all types of distracted driving cases, including many texting and driving accidents. We know the law in North Carolina and are ready to hold negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable.
Common Injuries in Texting and Driving Accidents
At Riddle & Brantley, our Wilmington texting and driving accident attorneys have handled thousands of auto accident cases in Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas. The injuries resulting from distracted driving accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Neck Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
- Shoulder injuries
- Paralysis or semi-paralysis
- Loss of limbs (amputations)
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Wrongful death
“Is It Hard to Prove Fault in a Texting and Driving Accident?”
Proving liability in a distracting driving case can be difficult. However, a Wilmington texting and driving accident lawyer can help.
There are four important things that a plaintiff must prove in North Carolina to win a personal injury case which include:
- 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 damaged (injuries, property damage, lost wages, emotional trauma, etc.)
Evidence of Texting and Driving
A Wilmington texting and driving attorney may rely on evidence to prove that the defendant was distracted while driving. This evidence may include:
- Eyewitness testimony
- The official accident report from law enforcement
- Surveillance footage and/or dash cam video
- Cell phone records
Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer Ready to Help
Have you been injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence? If the driver who hit you was texting and driving, you could have a claim for compensation. You deserve justice. Let Riddle & Brantley take the guesswork out of your claim and help you navigate the system so you can get back to the life you are accustomed to and deserve.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Wilmington texting and driving accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111. The consultation is always free, and there are never attorney fees unless we win your case, and you receive compensation. We are glad to review your claim and answer any questions you may have.
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