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Texting While Driving Accident

Raleigh Texting While Driving Accident

Texting while driving is an extremely dangerous form of distracted driving. This can quickly result in a serious accident. You could be eligible to receive compensation for your losses if you were hurt by a texting driver in the Raleigh area.

A Raleigh texting while driving accident lawyer from Tien Law Firm may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We represent clients in both settlement negotiations and on trial in personal injury lawsuits.

To discuss your case in a free consultation with an attorney at Tien Law Firm, call us at (888) 920-8180 today.

North Carolina Texting While Driving Laws

The state of North Carolina has made it illegal for people to text and drive, according to North Carolina General Statutes. Texting and driving is a criminal traffic offense in North Carolina, which means a police officer may pull over a driver and issue a ticket for this reason alone.

If you were struck by a driver who was texting while operating a vehicle, we strongly recommend contacting law enforcement. You will want to inform the police officer who arrives at the scene of the accident of what you witnessed and have a police report made. The officer may ticket the driver for using their phone or otherwise document that the driver was using a phone in their official report, which may be powerful evidence in your personal injury case. For a free legal consultation with a Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer serving Raleigh, call (888) 920-8180

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The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Generally, these laws were developed as studies demonstrated that texting while driving was a very distracting action. Because texting and driving takes your eyes and mind off of the road and your hands off of the wheel, it combines all three distractions types.

Even a quick glance away from the road can cause an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), if you are operating your vehicle at 55 mph, then looking away from the road for 5 seconds, you will have covered the length of a football field. This perspective helps highlight exactly how dangerous texting while driving is, not just for the driver, but for anyone else on the road.

The distraction caused by texting while driving can lead to serious accidents. While distracted, drivers may:

  • Rear-end other vehicles
  • Cause a head-on collision by crossing the center line
  • Drive off the side of the road
  • Slow down a dangerous amount

If you believe that a distracted driver caused your accident, call Tien Law Firm at (888) 920-8180 for a free consultation on your case.

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    Proving Driver Liability and Pursuing Compensation

    In order to get compensation for your losses, you may have to prove that the other driver took a direct action that led to your accident. This is often very straightforward in the case that the driver who struck you was distracted.

    Fortunately, you may not have to prove that the responsible driver was texting behind the wheel for them to be liable. If they committed any negligent action—such as a violation of traffic law—they may be deemed liable in court.

    When you work with a Tien Law Firm texting behind the wheel lawyer from the Tien Law Firm, we can investigate your case to determine if the other driver performed an action that led to your accident. We can review the police report and witness statements to build your claim. If necessary, we may also work with accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts.

    Once we have assembled the evidence in your case, we can negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance agents on your behalf. If they are not willing to make you a fair settlement offer, we are prepared to take your case to trial.

    Tien Law Firm can also handle all communications, deadlines, and paperwork in your case when we represent you.

    Compensation for Collisions Caused Due to Texting While Diving

    The compensation you may be able to recover in a texting behind the wheel accident depends on the circumstances of your accident and your injuries. In general, the following damages may be recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit:

    • Ambulance fees and emergency medical treatment
    • Current and future costs of all medical care
    • Lost wages at work
    • Property damage
    • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
    • And more
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