One of every two Americans has been involved in a serious car accident, truck accident or motorcycle crash or has had a friend or relative seriously injured or killed in a crash. It’s no wonder that more than half of all drivers say driving feels less safe today than it did five years ago, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Nearly half of the motorists surveyed mentioned some form of driver distraction as a reason for feeling less safe on the highway. That’s certainly understandable. Driver distraction is a growing epidemic in North Carolina and across the nation.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident in northeastern North Carolina caused by a distracted driver, you should talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about your legal rights. You may have a right to seek compensation for injuries caused by a distracted driver in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or other traffic accident. The experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Glover Law Firm are ready to assist if you have been injured in a distracted driving accident in northeastern North Carolina, including Elizabeth City, Currituck County and the Outer Banks. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we get paid only if we obtain money for you.
Distracted Driving Accidents in North Carolina
Distracted driving is a serious problem across North Carolina, including in northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks. According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, 57,984 people a year are involved in traffic accidents in which distracted driving is a factor. More than 13,000 motorists are injured in distracted driving accidents.
Distracted drivers endanger other motorists. Distracted driving involves any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from driving or takes their hands off the wheel. In 2010, North Carolina joined a growing number of states that have banned texting while driving. Besides texting, there are many other driving distractions that can cause a crash. They include talking on a cell phone, reading a map, talking, changing the radio, eating, dealing with a pet, shaving, brushing hair and applying makeup. Any type of driver distraction may cause a serious traffic accident or a fatal accident.
A number of counties in northeastern North Carolina recorded extraordinarily high rates of traffic fatalities in 2009 and ranked among the top 10 most dangerous counties in North Carolina, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hyde County, Gates County and Northampton County all had fatality rates that were more than double the national average. Distracted driving was a contributing factor in many fatal car crashes, truck accidents and motorcycle wrecks.
Contact North Carolina Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
If you or a family member has been seriously injured by a distracted driver in Currituck County, elsewhere on the Outer Banks or anywhere in northeastern North Carolina, you need the guidance of an experienced North Carolina distracted driving accident lawyer. If you were injured through the fault of a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Glover Law Firm, we will evaluate your accident free of charge and advise you whether you have a valid personal injury claim.
The northeastern NC personal injury lawyers of Glover Law Firm have successfully represented thousands of injury victims and their families for over 34 years. We work on a contingency basis, so we do not get paid unless we obtain money for you. Our personal injury law firm has obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in northeastern North Carolina.