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Injured By A Drunk Or Distracted Driver? You Can Fight Back.

Many people don’t realize that distracted driving can be just as deadly as drunk driving. In fact, someone who is distracted can have a worse reaction time than someone who is driving drunk with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .1%. The reason? Distracted driving usually takes both hands off the wheel and your eyes off the road.

Serious car accidents such as these are not situations that you should try to handle on your own. Attorney Sean Cole has more than 25 years of experience practicing personal injury law, including time spent working for insurance defense clients. Today, he uses the knowledge he gained from that work to combat the insurance companies. Find out what he can do in your case. The Law Offices of Sean Cole provides services to people in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all of North Carolina, and your consultation is free.

What Counts As A Distraction?

There are too many things to name, but a few of the most frequent distractions while driving include:

  • Talking on the phone
  • Texting or emailing
  • Using social media
  • Watching videos
  • Checking your GPS or phone for directions
  • Taking pictures
  • Having a loose pet in the car
  • Eating or drinking
  • Driving with children who need your attention

It is best if drivers put their phones away, secure any kids and pets, and wait until they get to their destinations to eat or drink.

What Kind Of Damage Do These Accidents Cause?

Drunk or distracted drivers can cause serious or fatal accidents, such as:

  • High-speed rear-end crashes
  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone accidents
  • Rollovers
  • Running another vehicle off the road

The injuries that result from these accidents range from broken bones to fatal brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. They may be severe permanent injuries, and some may lead to wrongful death.

An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

To get the compensation you will require, you want to work with an attorney who takes time to understand your unique situation so that they can recover the damages you need. Sean is prepared to fight for your interests, so call him at 919-891-8550 or complete a short form. Your consultation is free.