When A Driver’s Distraction By Texting Causes An Accident
After you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you and your family will no doubt ask, “Why did this happen?” While determining the cause of the accident, your personal injury lawyer may file an effective claim for compensation on your behalf. At Hensley Cloninger, P.C., we bring our depth of experience and our genuine compassion for the injured to benefit our clients who face challenging recoveries.
While you do your best to recover physically, we are ready to work hard to recover compensation for you. We may subpoena cellphone records for the driver whose car or truck struck yours. Mobile phone usage records may show that the other driver was talking or texting around the time of the crash.
Texting And Driving Is A Known Hazard
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has devoted resources to learn more about the dangers of texting while driving in traffic. This organization reports that:
- More than 300 million people in the U.S. have cellphones and at any given time during the day, drivers of at least 800,000 vehicles on the road are using hand-held cellphones
- More than 2,800 people died and 400,000 were injured in cellphone-related crashes in 2018
While organizations continue to look for ways to mitigate this hazard, after you have been injured, you need direct relief through compensation from the texting driver or their insurer.
How Might You Know That Another Driver Is Texting And Driving?
Common signs of driving while texting include:
- A driver looking down
- A car that drifts; it may not stay in its lane
- Erratic braking and inappropriate speed
You may not have noticed or had time to react when a driver near you was texting before the car wreck that injured you or took the life of someone in your car. Hensley Cloninger, P.C. is ready to push for the financial recovery that can give you renewed hope.
Why Choose Our Law Firm?
Our attorneys have a combined total of more than 85 years of experience. We are proven trial lawyers who are known for our professionalism, compassion and effective advocacy. We represent injured North Carolina residents and visitors on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge legal fees until a final verdict or settlement is paid out.
Initial consultations are free. To reach our Asheville law offices, call 828-585-6558 or email us through this website. We are ready to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.