Hold Distracted Drivers Accountable When They Cause Damages
The prevalence of cellphones, tablets and hands-free navigation devices means that distracted driving is a constant threat. All it takes is one driver carelessly checking a text to cause a catastrophic injury.
If you survived a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you have the right to seek compensation. At DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A., we strive to hold negligent motorists accountable for their reckless actions. With decades of experience in practice, we have helped clients throughout North Carolina recover compensation for damages including:
- Hospital bills
- Auto repairs
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Loss of the earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship, in wrongful death cases
In every motor vehicle accident case, we strive for maximum compensation. We will not simply settle for a lowball offer from the insurance company. If necessary, we will take your case to court to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Are North Carolina’s Distracted Driving Laws?
To reduce distracted driving, our state has several laws about the use of handheld devices. In North Carolina:
- Drivers are forbidden from texting and emailing while driving
- Drivers under age 18 may not talk on the phone while driving, except in emergencies
- Bus drivers may not talk on the phone while operating a bus, except in emergencies
Violation of these laws can result in expensive fines; if distracted driving contributed to major property damage or a fatality, it can also result in criminal charges. Filing a civil lawsuit is another way to hold offenders accountable while sending a message to other distracted drivers.
Get A Free Consultation About Distracted Driving
If you are thinking about seeking compensation for the damages from an accident, contact DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A., in Charlotte. Our skilled team can evaluate your case and provide a realistic assessment of the outcome. To schedule a consultation, call 704-594-4227, toll-free at 866-953-8974 or send us an email.