Lawyers in Raleigh Review Car Accidents and Injuries
A number of factors contribute to car accidents: weather, wild animals, impaired drivers, interior car distractions, and of course, cell phones. All cell phone use while driving is hazardous, but smartphone use contributes to almost 25% of all traffic accidents, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
This winter will mark the two-year anniversary of North Carolina's "Ban Texting While Driving" law. According to NBC's reports earlier this year, officers are pulling over drivers who they believe are drunk or chemically impaired, only to find their poor driving was a result of cell phone use.
Although cell phones have been a dangerous distraction for drivers for many years, recently the popularity of smartphones has made text messages easier, as well as Internet surfing and games. Commercial truck drivers, corporate professionals and teenagers are among top constant users of cell phones. Hands-free systems have been thought to reduce the risk of an accident. Reports have shown that it's not simply a physical distraction--but a mental one as the driver is focusing on carrying a conversation instead of giving all of their attention to the road. Plus, conversations could be about stressful topics that could compound the distraction.
The number of traffic accidents in the Triangle area grew enormously over the past decade as the number of drivers increased because of new housing developments and schools were added, jobs created-and with all this expansion, there are now more roads.
Personal injuries from car accidents can lead to a lifetime of expenses, pain and stress. Post traumatic headaches could be a sign of a severe head injury, which may lead to wrongful death. If you or a family member suffered a wrongful death or were injured in an accident, speak with an attorney at Brent Adams & Associates before accepting a settlement with an insurance company. Many people accept an insurance company's offer and then find out the funds are not enough to cover the cost of the lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, medical bills, damages and recovery. An insurance company only wants to pay the lowest amount possible.
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