Asheville Texting & Driving Accident Lawyers
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 & Greer, P.C., our texting and driving accident attorneys 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 & 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.
After you have been injured, you need direct relief through compensation from the texting driver or their insurer.
What Are Common Injuries Associated With Texting and Driving Accidents?
Texting and driving accidents often result in a range of injuries, varying in severity. Common injuries include whiplash, a sudden back-and-forth motion that strains the neck. More severe accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), causing cognitive impairment. Facial injuries may occur due to airbag deployment or impact with objects. Broken bones, especially in the limbs, are prevalent. Spinal injuries are serious and can cause long-term complications.
Strains and bruises from car accidents caused by texting and driving are examples of soft tissue injuries that commonly affect the muscles and ligaments. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also manifest. Serious texting and driving accidents can sometimes be fatal. Seeking immediate medical attention after a distracted driving accident is critical for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of these injuries.
How Might You Know that Another Driver Is Texting & 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 to a texting driver before a car wreck that injured you or took the life of someone in your car. Hensley Cloninger & Greer is ready to push for the financial recovery that can give you renewed hope.
Why Choose Our Law Firm?
Our texting and driving accident attorneys in Asheville 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 injury victims 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 office, call (828) 383-8414 or contact us online. An Asheville texting & driving accident lawyer at our firm is ready to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.