A texting driver can change your life in an instant. In the few short seconds it takes to read and to send a text, the driver can gravely injure you or possibly kill a loved one.
If a negligent driver caused your accident while texting and driving, you may be entitled to compensation in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. The recoverable damages may include your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
A Forest City texting while driving accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to help you pursue compensation for your damages when we represent you.
To learn about your legal options in a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today at (828) 286-3866. We represent clients on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
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Driver Texting and Your Accident Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents that involve distracted driving account for nearly 1,000 injuries and 9 deaths every day in the United States.
The CDC cites three main forms of distraction that drivers can engage in:
- Visual distraction: anything that removes your eyes from the road
- Manual distraction: any actions that remove your hands from the steering wheel
- Cognitive distractions: any behaviors or actions that take your mind or concentration off of the task of driving
Texting while driving can involve all three forms of these forms of distraction, making it highly dangerous.
From a rear-end collision to a head-on accident, texting and driving can create crashes that cause serious and sometimes permanent injuries. Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC believes that the cost of care for such injuries should not be your burden to bear when the accident was caused by a negligent driver who was texting.
For a legal consultation with a texting while driving accidents lawyer serving Forest City, call 828.286.3866
Evidence in a Texting While Driving Accident Case
When you work with a Forest City texting while driving accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC on your case, we can identify the liable party and gather evidence of their negligence. This may include:
- Photographs or video of the accident scene from your smartphone or that of a witness
- Witness statements
- The official police report from the accident
- Your medical records relating to your accident injuries
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more…
You may not need to prove that the responsible driver was texting at the time of your accident to win your case. Texting and driving may lead to many violations of traffic law that may establish the responsible party’s liability in a personal injury case, such as:
- Failure to yield
- An illegal turn or lane change
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Not leaving a safe stopping distance
- And more…
If you are able to prove that the responsible driver caused your accident with a negligent action such as one of these, you may not require further proof that they were also texting at the time of the accident.
If you believe another driver’s negligence caused your accident, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today at (828) 286-3866 for your free case evaluation with a member of our team.
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Do Not Run Out of Time Filing Your Case
North Carolina General Statutes (GS) §1-52 sets a general three-year time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina. If your loved one died in a texting while driving accident and you are pursuing compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit, the general deadline to file suit is just two years, per GS § 1-53.
Accident victims who fail to file within the required time frame may miss their opportunity to recover compensation through a lawsuit. To learn about what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today.
Recoverable Damages a Personal Injury Case
Compensation in most personal injury cases typically involves pursuing the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses for your current and future medical needs
- Damages for your lost wages and future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering for your injuries and the mental anguish of your experience
- Property damages
- And more…
Each personal injury case is different, and the potentially recoverable damages in your case depend upon the specific details of your accident. Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help you identify your damages and collect evidence of their value when we represent you.
For wrongful death lawsuits, a different set of damages, such as funeral and burial costs, may be available.
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Texting behind the wheel is not only dangerous—it is illegal, per GS §20-137.4A. The driver responsible for your accident may face criminal charges for their actions. However, their criminal case has no bearing on your civil case and the damages you may be able to recover.
Sending or reading a text can wait. If a driver failed to obey the law and the results of their dangerous decision changed your quality of life, contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC.
A Forest City texting while driving accident lawyer from our firm may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf while you focus on your rest and recovery. We can negotiate for a settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company and take your case to trial, if necessary. We can also handle the deadlines, communications, and legal work in your case.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today at (828) 286-3866. We may be able to take your case on a contingency-fee-basis where you are not obligated to pay us attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.