Texting While Driving in Charlotte
Charlotte auto accident attorney protecting your right to just compensation
According to the National Safety Council, more than 28 percent of all traffic crashes — 1.6 million crashes each year — involve drivers using cell phones and texting. Young drivers have the highest level of cell phone involvement in auto accidents and near-crash incidences, according to studies by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If you were injured in an accident caused by a driver who was texting while driving, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries, damages and the resulting costs. Our automobile accident lawyer in Charlotte at the Law Offices of Brian deBrun PLLC has more than 50 years of experience helping the injured recover just compensation after accidents caused by negligence.
Cell phone laws in North Carolina
Under North Carolina cell phone laws, all drivers are banned from texting or emailing on cellphones while driving. Drivers under age 18 and school bus drivers are forbidden from any use of their cellphones while driving, including texting or talking. There may be additional regulations on cell phone use in certain cities. The goal of these laws is to minimize the rate of automobile accident injury in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina.
If you were injured by a driver who was texting while driving, or by a young driver or bus driver who was using a cell phone while driving, our attorneys can assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries and damages to your vehicle through an aggressive automobile accident lawsuit in Charlotte or through strong negotiations with the negligent driver’s insurance company — or your own, if the driver is uninsured. We have an in-depth understanding of personal injury laws and we stay abreast of the most recent changes in cell phone regulations to ensure your rights are properly protected.
Avoiding an auto accident in Charlotte
Although it is not illegal for adult drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving, it can be a major distraction. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2010 more than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving accidents and you are 23 times more likely to be involved in an automobile accident if you text while driving. Our car accident lawyer strongly encourages drivers to avoid cell phone use while driving. By avoiding all cell phone use, you are better prepared to see and anticipate the negligence of other drivers, giving you a better opportunity to avoid an accident.
Seek an experienced attorney who cares about the results of your case
At the Law Offices of Brian deBrun PLLC, we truly care about obtaining successful results for our clients, including fair compensation and justice. To learn more about how automobile accident lawyers in Charlotte can assist you after an accident caused by texting while driving, contact us online or call us at 704-412-4258 today for a free initial consultation.