You have rights when you’re hurt by someone who’s texting and driving.
In reality, texting and driving is ultimately more dangerous than drunk driving.
That’s because science recognizes three types of driver distraction:
- cognitive (thinking about something other than driving);
- visual (taking your eyes off the road); and
- manual (taking your hands off the wheel)
Drunk drivers are often trying to avoid those distraction, but alcohol impairment overwhelms their efforts.
Texting drivers are engaged in all three types of distraction. They’re reading and writing, looking at their phone, and using one or both hands to type. The results are often tragic, and too often, lethal.
Because it’s illegal to text and drive, you may also be entitled to punitive damages, in addition to damages for medical expenses, lost income, scarring, physical and emotional pain, and property damage.
Our lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience with distracted driving claims, including texting and driving. Contact us today for a free, no-risk evaluation of your case. The insurance company isn’t going to help you: they want you get LESS. We want to help you get MORE and PROECT YOUR COMMUNITY. Call us today at 919-348-4361 or contact us through our website by clicking here.
North Carolina’s Department of Transportation offers helpful tips to prevent ALL kinds of distracted driving. (Click here.)