One of the most frequent causes of car crashes resulting in serious injury or death is driver distraction. In the past, drivers were usually distracted by manually tuning in to a radio station. These days, there are numerous devices to distract a driver: cell phones, internet, iPods, GPS, even the vehicles own entertainment system. Auger & Auger is a Charlotte car accident law firm that helps people who have been injured by drivers whose texting, cell phone use, or other distraction. All consultations are free and are also confidential.
With the exception of emergency use, North Carolina motorists under the age of 18 are prohibited from using a cell phone for any reason while driving. For drivers over 18 years of age, texting, as well as using the internet, or reading texts/emails/web pages, is illegal when the vehicle is in motion.
Notwithstanding these laws, many drivers are admittedly ignoring them. State Farm Insurance Company recently conducted an informal study which revealed that nearly 20% of motorists were accessing the internet while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) findings confirm this. According to NHTSA statistics, as many as 800,000 drivers are using a hand held device at any given moment of the day.
If you are injured in an auto accident that was caused by a texting or distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Our Charlotte car accident lawyers can help.
A recent study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute examined car and truck drivers during over 6 million miles of driving. The findings were alarming:
For passenger vehicles:
For operators of heavy vehicles or trucks:
Put our experience to work for you. At Auger & Auger, Partner Herb Auger has 24 years experience in exclusively handling personal injury cases. When you call us, you will speak with an attorney, and your consultation will be free, as well as confidential.
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