These days, most of our readers in North Carolina are probably familiar with the tell-tale signs of a distracted driver. They might swerve a bit in their lanes, correct suddenly, drive slowly or it is not uncommon to be able to see drivers in their own rearview mirrors focusing their eyes on a device down at their side, as opposed to looking out at the roadway in front of them. The danger of distracted driving in North Carolina and throughout the country cannot be overstated.
Unfortunately, this danger is so pervasive that each year hundreds if not thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers. Many traffic fatalities can be attributed to distracted drivers too. Sometimes you can be doing your best to drive properly and follow traffic laws, but there is nothing to be done about distracted drivers on the roads with you.
When North Carolina residents are injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers, they may have a valid personal injury claim to pursue. Such a lawsuit, if successful, could lead to an award of financial compensation that can help pay for the unexpected medical bills that are prevalent in the aftermath of car crashes, among other costs.
At our law firm, we try to help North Carolina residents who are facing these uncertain situations. As injured victims try to deal with the sudden jarring impact of a car accident, both mentally and physically, they oftentimes have more questions than answers. We do our best to try to provide those answers. For more information, please visit the distracted driving overview section of our law firm’s website.