In North Carolina, as in all states, countless drivers and passengers are injured on the roadways each year in preventable accidents with a variety of causes. In many cases, distracted drivers are found to have been at fault for these motor vehicle accidents and this trend does not seem to be abating. Were you injured by a distracted driver? If so, you have rights.
Distracted driving is believed to be as dangerous, in many cases, as drunk driving. This is particularly true when the source of distraction is texting while driving. However, other distractions can present just as much risk as texting, even though they receive much less attention from the media and the state's lawmakers.
Common distractions on which accidents are regularly blamed include talking on cell phones, eating, smoking, changing CDs and using navigational devices. Other distractions, which are perhaps not so common, can also cause accidents. These include seemingly unlikely tasks, such as putting on makeup, changing clothes and even shaving. Regardless of whether your accident was caused by a "normal" distraction or something more unusual, if distraction is proved to be the cause, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries.
At the law firm of Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler, we have represented countless victims of motor vehicle accidents that were caused by distracted drivers and protected their rights throughout the legal process. If your injuries were caused by a distracted driver, we can help you as well. To learn more about distracted driving, accidents and North Carolina law, you can visit our law firm's website.