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How to Make a Claim for a Distracted Driver Accidents

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Distracted driving is a leading cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States. According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3,000 people were killed vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers in 2010.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to distracted driving, the attorneys at Hunter & Price, P.A., are here to stand up for your rights. We have a proven record of success obtaining results for clients from Kenansville, Clinton, Duplin County, Sampson County and throughout other areas of North Carolina.

Dangers of Distracted Driving

Common sense tells us that we must keep our hands, eyes and mind on the road while driving and research backs up this intuitive thinking.

Consider the following facts gleaned from a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute:

  • A driver is 23 times more likely to cause a crash if he or she is text messaging
  • Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds
  • Using a headset is not much safer than using a handheld cellphone both actions are dangerous

Cellphone use and texting are not the only examples of distracted driving, which comes in various forms. You can be the cause or victim of a serious action by a driver who is performing any action that removes his or her attention from the road.

The following activities are also dangerous to perform while driving:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Tuning the radio
  • Talking to other people in the car
  • Personal grooming
  • Operating GPS devices

Whatever the cause of your accident, our lawyers are here to help you pursue compensation for your losses. We are well versed in the different causes of car accidents and have the skill and resources to uncover evidence of distracted driving and other forms of negligence.

Contact Our Kenansville Attorneys

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a distracted driving car accident, our attorneys are here for you. We offer free case evaluations to gain an accurate perception of your case. If your injury prevents you from visiting our law office, we can arrange to meet you at your home or in the hospital.

Contact us today either online or by telephone to consult with a knowledgeable Duplin County attorney for distracted driving information.

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