Wilmington Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer

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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 910-251-8080.

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.

Charged With Texting While Driving in Wilmington, NC? We Can Help.

The popularity of texting from cell phones and other handheld devices has exploded in recent years. We know that this is a key way to communicate for many students at UNC Wilmington, other colleges, and high schools throughout the Cape Fear area and southeastern North Carolina. Texting is also rapidly gaining favor with busy working people, and the temptation to send a quick message while driving is always there for some.

Texting while driving is a danger that some studies have compared to drunk driving. As a result, North Carolina recently made texting while driving — as well as checking e-mail, accessing the Internet, or using other “additional technology” — illegal for anyone other than law enforcement personnel or emergency responders. If you learned this the hard way, by receiving a citation, you can contact us today for helpful legal counsel.

Helping People Make Informed Decisions And Overcome Legal Problems

The law that became effective statewide in December 2009 currently provides for a $100 fine. Although points against your driver’s license or insurance record are not yet being assessed for texting while driving, that could change in the future. You should certainly seek help from an experienced traffic defense lawyer if:

  • Your citation resulted from a mistake by the police officer
  • You were involved in a car accident and accused of distracted driving
  • You were given multiple traffic tickets — perhaps for both speeding and texting — or charged with a misdemeanor such as reckless driving, which could ultimately cost you your driver’s license and hundreds or thousands of dollars

Consult Free With A Smart, Patient Attorney Today

We help many students and youthful offenders deal effectively with charges that can impact their driving records and overall futures, including a wide range of other traffic violations, charges of underage drinking and more.

As of mid-2010, it is still early to gauge the impact of our new texting ban. Our dedicated Wilmington texting while driving attorneys track all changes to our traffic laws, and you can depend on honest guidance on whether hiring a lawyer makes sense for you.

To find out how we can help you, call 910-251-8080 or contact us online today.

Contact A Wilmington Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer

Our Wilmington texting while driving accident 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.

For a free initial consultation with one of our Wilmington texting accident lawyers, call 910-251-8080 or send us an email online.


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