Every day in the U.S., nine people are killed and over 1,000 are injured in accidents that admittedly involve a distracted driver.
That means that there are likely many more distracted driving injuries and death that no one admits to.
While the overall number of injuries from distracted driving seem to be holding steady, the numbers of deaths from distracted driving is actually rising. The problem isn’t going away.
Many studies have found that texting or emailing while driving is actually more dangerous than drinking and driving. That’s because drunk drivers may actually be paying some attention to the road, even though they can’t fully control their car. Meanwhile, someone texting or email is not looking at the road, isn’t thinking about driving, and has one or both hands off the wheel WHILE THE CAR IS MOVING.
That’s why more states are now recognizing texting and driving as grounds for punitive damages.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a distracted driver, contact us by clicking here or call us at 919-348-4361 for a free, no-risk consultation. Learn how pursuing your claim can also push back against other distracted drivers.
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