Accidents caused by texting and driving often result in severe injuries for victims. If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless actions of a distracted driver, contact the team at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. today. Our Charlotte texting and driving accident attorneys will conduct a complete investigation into your case to secure full compensation for your claim.
Distracted driving is dangerous in NC
Texting and driving is incredibly dangerous behavior, and significantly increases the likelihood of accidents occurring on the roadway. When we turn to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, we can see that out of the more than 281,000 total traffic collisions reported in the state during the latest year, more than 54,000 were classified as distracted driving incidents. Out of the distracted driving crashes that year, there were 121 fatalities and 24,178 injuries reported.
Injuries caused by texting and driving accidents in Charlotte
At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our Charlotte distracted driving accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained a range of injuries in these incidents. This includes the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe sprains or strains
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other severe head, neck, or back injuries
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Lacerations or puncture wounds
- Crush injuries or amputations
Timeline to file a Charlotte texting and driving accident case
Any person injured in an accident caused by the actions of a driver who was texting has a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. The North Carolina personal injury statute of limitations is three years from the date the injury occurred. This means that texting and driving accident victims have a three-year window in which to file a lawsuit against the alleged distracted driver.
It is illegal to text and drive in North Carolina
North Carolina law prohibits a person from using their phone for texting purposes. Specifically, the law states that it is unlawful for a person to “Manually enter multiple letters or text in the device as a means of communicating with another person.”
The law goes on to state that a person cannot read any electronic mail or text message transmitted to the device or stored within the device while they are operating their vehicle. Violation of North Carolina’s texting and driving law could result in a civil infraction punishable by a fine of up to $100.
Contact our attorneys for a free consultation today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured because another driver was texting behind the wheel, contact an attorney immediately. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we pledge to fully investigate your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Full compensation for medical bills
- Lost income if you are unable to work
- Property damage expenses
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering and a loss of enjoyment of life damages