When Injuries Due To Distracted Driving Occur

The idea of having a cellphone to use for calling or texting for help in the event of trouble is appealing to many drivers, and makes sense in case of a mechanical breakdown, a medical emergency, a safety threat or simply when a driver is lost. However, numerous research studies have shown that talking on a cell phone — whether handheld or hands free — or texting while driving increases the risk of an accident.

What Is Distracted Driving?

The U.S. Department of Transportation has defined distracted driving as driving while any activity causes visual, manual and/or cognitive distraction. Texting while driving meets all three of these definitions, since most people must look at phone keyboards while texting. Some states are considering or have already adopted ordinances against texting while driving.

Helping Document Another Driver's Distraction

Obtaining a driver's cellphone records to document texting activity in the moments before a crash occurred is one example of the detail that we apply to investigation of car and truck accidents. After a client of The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury or lost the life of a family member, we assemble a custom-designed team of experts whose testimonies help strengthen an injury or wrongful death claim. Many of our clients receive ample compensation without having to go to court because our presentations to insurance claims adjusters are compelling and persuasive.

Documentation of another driver's text messaging activities before a crash can be a strong piece of evidence that the other driver was distracted and caused or contributed to our clients' injuries and losses.

Was the Other Driver Using A Cellphone While Driving? Talk To An Attorney

The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. has helped injury victims regain control of their lives by holding negligent persons or entities accountable in courts of law. Our Fayetteville car accident lawyers offer free initial consultations, including home or hospital visits. We handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we front the costs of expert testimony and only collect attorney fees if we win compensation for you.

We are an aggressive personal injury firm located in North Carolina. Call 910-779-3135 to contact us and discuss your medical malpractice or auto accident case and legal options. We represent clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania.