Have you been injured by a driver who was texting? Everyone knows texting and driving is dangerous, but statistics from safety groups and government watchdogs show that it’s more dangerous than most people realize. Additionally, texting and driving is likely to be seriously under-reported, since nearly everyone knows it’s both dangerous and (in every state except Montana) illegal, so they don’t admit to it after a crash. Even though 95% of teens admit that they know distracted driving is dangerous, a poll by AAA found that over 50% of teens admitted to having read a text or email WHILE DRIVING within the last 30 days.
The personal injury attorneys at the Miller Law Group know that texting while driving is more likely to cause a serious car wreck than drunk driving, because so many more people are texting. It’s likely that because texting has become such a common feature of our culture, people overlook the dangers poses to us all (texting while walking or riding a bicycle can be just as dangerous.) People in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the rest of North Carolina, can rely on Section 20-137.4A of the General Statutes, which makes it illegal for ANYONE to use a cell phone for texting or emailing while driving a motor vehicle. The law makes it a crime not only to SEND a text or email, but also to read a text or email while driving.
The award-winning attorneys at the Miller Law Group have decades of experience in dealing with distracted driving, and all other kinds of car wrecks, trucking collisions, and other personal injury claims. If you, a friend, or family member have been injured by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Miller Law Group, our attorneys only take a fee for a personal injury claim if we are able to get a recovery for our client. Contact us today for a free consultation.