The cause of a car accident can be attributed to many different factors and one rising cause is driver negligence. Negligent drivers fail to use reasonable care and attentiveness while driving which can cause single and multiple vehicles crashes.
A report by the Center for Disease Control in 2009 estimated that more than 5,800 people were killed in car accidents that involved a distracted driver. Nearly 500,000 more were injured in similar car crashes.
Negligent driving has increased as more and more vehicles include advanced technology as well as the increase of a fast-paced world where sleep deprivation and stress can also lead to negligence behind the wheel.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car collision with a negligent driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for injuries sustained, medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and more. The auto accident attorneys at Mike Lewis may be able to help you or your loved ones get the assistance they need to make a claim.
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Negligent Driving Causes
Although your focus while driving should at 100% on the road, many of us might be distracted by everyday activities such as drinking coffee, eating, or making a phone call. These simple careless actions can lead to a car crash and may be qualified as negligence as they were all preventable actions.
Other causes of negligent driver accidents may include:
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while drowsy
- Applying make-up
- Using digital devices for directions
- Becoming distracted by passengers
These are just a few reasons why a driver may inadvertently take their attention away from the road. Lewis & Keller are prepared to help you determine if you have a claim that may entitle you to legal compensation.
In North Carolina drivers under the age of 18 are not permitted to use handheld devices, such as a cellphone, while driving unless it is in the case of an emergency. All drivers regardless of age are also banned from texting while driving.
Drivers should use certain precautions while on the road and eliminate any distractions when they are behind the wheel. Certain measures to consider if you may be distracted while driving might include:
- Pulling off the road if you are feeling drowsy
- Finishing all grooming prior to driving
- Putting away all digital devices
- Maintaining all focus on driver and passenger safety
Negligent Driving Traffic Incidents
Negligent driving may also lead to traffic citations as well as traffic collisions. In North Carolina the following negligent driving incidents may lead to an accumulation of points in accordance with North Carolina’s point system.
If you accumulate 12 points within a three year period your license could be suspended, further point accumulation could lead to the loss of your license.
Contact our Negligent Driver Accident Attorney Today
If you or one of your loved ones has been involved in a crash where a negligent driver was at fault, they may be eligible for compensation.
Here at Lewis & Keller we are experienced in dealing with auto accident cases and have more than 150 years of combined experience. Legal counsel may help you determine if you are eligible to make a claim in a negligent driving accident.
The principle office for Mike Lewis Attorney is located in Winston-Salem, but we are also proud to serve the following areas:
- Columbia Heights
- North Winston
- West Highlands
- And more
Contact Lewis & Keller at 866-299-1769 to get a free, no-obligation review of your negligent driver crash.
You may also fill out the “FREE CASE REVIEW” form at the top right hand corner of the page to get your case reviewed immediately by one of our experienced lawyers.