When Did Texting Become More Important Than Driving?
In North Carolina, it is illegal to use a cellphone for texting or email while driving. However, it’s difficult to go anywhere in the state without seeing drivers bent over their cellphones. Young drivers are the most likely to send and respond to text messages on the road, creating a deadly combination of inexperience and distraction.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, our attorneys represent people in Wilmington and other communities in North Carolina injured in car accidents caused by cellphone use, including pedestrians and bicyclists. For a free consultation about your case, call 910-338-9813.
Compensation For Texting While Driving Accidents
According to the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cellphone for texting or in another way that put others in danger. Texting accidents kill thousands of people each year and result in hundreds of thousands of injuries.
When a driver chooses to send or reply to a text message while driving, he or she is engaging in illegal behavior that puts others at risk. Our lawyers often demand the cellphone records of the other driver in motor vehicle accident cases. If we can show that the other driver was dividing his or her attention between the road and a cellphone, that fact can provide powerful evidence of negligence.
Contact A Wilmington Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping the victims of negligent drivers. We know how the system works, how to deal with insurance companies and understand what needs to be done to get you the compensation you deserve.