Negligence lawsuits in North Carolina are based on a very basic concept. When someone is careless and causes injury, he or she should pay compensation. Distracted driving accidents - often caused by texting while driving or unsafe cellphone use behind the wheel - add a modern twist to this long-established legal principle.
At Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC, in Winston-Salem, we focus an important part of our practice on representing people injured in distracted driving accidents. We can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for injuries suffered in such an accident or for the wrongful death of a close family member.
Our lawyers have more than 45 years of combined experience and are highly skilled at obtaining verdicts or settlements for injured people. Contact us today to set up a free initial consultation.
Was the Driver Who Injured You Distracted?
As people become more and more attached to their smartphones, sending or checking text messages while operating a vehicle has become a terrible menace on the road. This is why 44 states, including North Carolina, ban texting while driving.
But texting is not the only way that drivers become distracted. Cellphone calls, whether they are hands-free or not, can also be dangerous. Other digital devices - even if used for navigation rather than entertainment - carry their own risks as well.
There are also more traditional forms of distracted driving that predate the smartphone revolution. These include:
• Fiddling with the radio or CD player
• Eating or drinking (any beverage)
• Drunk driving - notorious for its impairment of attention
• Personal grooming (combing hair, applying makeup, etc.)
• Interruptions from passengers, particularly children
Any of these forms of distracted driving can become reckless driving. In some cases, other factors, such as fatigue or alcohol consumption, can raise the risk of car or truck accidents even more.
How We Go About Getting Results for You
Insurance adjusters often try to get injured people to agree to settlements too soon. This is one reason why it is important to get an experienced law firm on your side to protect your right to seek proper compensation.
It is also good for your peace of mind, to know that lawyers with a proven record of success are looking after your interests. You can focus on recovering from your injuries while we move your case forward.
Call 336-793-1758 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also call us toll free at 866-912-8731 or simply fill out the convenient online contact form.