Causes of Car Accidents
Asheville Attorneys Working to Preserve Your Rights After an Auto Accident
Motorists who speed, text, drive drunk, or engage in other types of reckless behavior put other drivers and pedestrians at serious risk of injuries. Even the most careful driver can be the victim of an auto accident caused by another driver’s negligent conduct. During the past quarter of a century, Hensley Cloninger & Greer has handled numerous auto accident claims with a variety of causes. Our team meticulously investigates your accident to determine fault and build a strong case for your recovery of damages.
Distracted Driving Makes Being on the Road Even More Dangerous
It’s no secret that distracted driving leads to many catastrophic injuries and deaths every year.
Distracted driving comes in many forms, including:
- Using a cell phone to talk, text, or navigate
- Arguing with a passenger
- Reaching for an item that fell on the floor
- Disciplining or entertaining children in the back seat
- Eating or drinking
- Messing with the radio
- Personal grooming such as shaving, brushing hair, or putting on makeup
Technology Hazards on the Road
Because of the complete disregard for human life and health, some distracted driving may even be considered guilty of gross negligence, which may subject the driver to a higher level of liability.
Technology allows us to communicate from almost anywhere with a few clicks of a button. Unfortunately, drivers use the latest devices to hold conversations or type or read text messages while steering two tons of steel at 65 miles per hour.
This conduct is not only dangerous; it may also be in violation of North Carolina laws that ban:
- Handheld and hands-free cellphone use for novice drivers
- Handheld and hands-free cellphone use for bus drivers
- Texting for all drivers
Drunk Driving Endangers Others on the Road
A driver who operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher is presumed legally impaired under North Carolina DWI laws. As prosecutors seek a conviction in criminal courts, our legal team pursues financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. We may also file a claim against a bar or social host who served alcohol to the visibly drunk driver in violation of the state’s dram shop laws.
Recover from the Negligent Driver Who Ran into You
You have the right to damages from the negligent driver responsible for the accident.
Call Hensley Cloninger & Greer at (828) 383-8414 or contact us online to schedule your first free appointment. Our attorneys handle your auto claim on contingency, meaning you do not pay us until we recover money for you.