Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban
Free Consultations: (888) 351-1038
Blog

Avoiding Distracted Driving in North Carolina

Distracted driving continues to be the cause of many accidents in North Carolina. We see the devastation an accident can cause to a person and their family every single day. Being injured in a car accident with a distracted driver can leave you with permanent injuries, stacks of medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, which may never go away.

According to the Division of Motor Vehicles Traffic Records Branch North Carolina Department of Transportation, distracted driving contributing circumstances equaled more than 4,000 accidents in 2012.

CAUSE OF ACCIDENT ACCIDENTS FATAL INJURY
DISTRACTED DRIVING               1,311              3         450
DISTRACTED DRIVING BY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE (CELL, TEXT, ETC.)                  861              7         373
DISTRACTED DRIVING BY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION (NAVIGATION, DVD, ETC.)                  391              2         172
DISTRACTED DRIVER BY OTHER INSIDE               1,115            -           483
DISTRACTED DRIVER BY EXTERNAL DISTRACTION                  371              1         135
TOTAL               4,049 13     1,613

Turn your cell phone off and store it. These numbers are alarming for drivers on the North Carolina roadways. We encourage everyone to take the proper precautions to help end distracted driving. See below a few tips to keep in mind when you get behind the wheel.

  1. If you must make a call or send a text, pull over first.
  2. Utilize your passengers for directions, phone calls and text messages.
  3. Do not eat while driving.
  4. Focus, pay close attention to your surroundings.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident with a distracted driver in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, we are here to help. Call Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban Law Firm personal injury lawyers today for your free consultation, 855-435-7247.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

What our clients say
Reviews
Reviews
  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I have worked with the firm for my daughter's case. Halima Sharif our paralegal and case coordinator was very helpful and available throughout the...

    Read more

    Client

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I am very pleased with the outcome of my case big thank you to Ms Mann and Ms Allie I appreciate all your hard work and yes I will recommend this...

    Read more

    Client

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I am a widow of a Vietnam Vet and the firm represented me on a pending appeal with the VA and did a great job and won me the case. They are great...

    Read more

    Client

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    Very kind people

    Read more

    Client

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I had a horrible accident with multiple injuries. Insurances, medical & auto, were problematic. Some medical facilities understood & a few were...

    Read more

    Client

See all reviews
Get excellent legal representation at an office close to you.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Call for free consultation

(888) 351-1038


Questions?

Our trained operators are ready to assist.

Start Chat
Offices serving North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia

Available 24/7 — We’ll come to you

View all locations
back to top