Recent studies by the National Safety Council found that drivers using cell phones are four times more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers who are NOT using phones.
This just doesn’t just mean texting and driving, or checking email while driving.
According to the American Psychological Association, a phenomenon called “inattentional blindness” often occurs even when talking on a cell phone while driving. One study they examined found that even drivers who are looking at the road and otherwise trying to pay attention are so distracted when talking on a cell phone while driving, that they miss up to THIRTY PERCENT of what they should see, including traffic signals and other vehicles.
In 2019 the North Carolina General Assembly considered the first bill proposed in the state that would completely ban the use of cell phones while driving. Similar bans are being consider around the country.
If you’ve been hurt by someone who was using their cell phone while driving, or if a family member was hurt, or worse, killed, contact our firm for a free, no-risk evaluation of your case. You may be entitled to money damages, including punitive damages which function to protect our communities.
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