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Distracted driving leads to many car accident injuries

Many drivers in North Carolina are all too aware of the dangers of distracted driving. The consequences of this negligent driving behavior can be serious and deadly. In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed due to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It's important to note that distracted driving is not limited to just texting while driving. An array of causes may divert a driver's eyes and mind from the roadway in front of them. Examples include eating and drinking, talking on a handheld mobile phone or even tinkering with an elaborate touchscreen entertainment system. However, texting is perhaps most infamous because of the level of time and attention it requires. When driving at 55 miles per hour, a texting driver can go a football field with their eyes off the road.

The cost of distracted driving is not only measured in lives lost. The most frequent and significant result of car accidents caused by distracted drivers are personal injuries, which can often be serious or even catastrophic. Approximately 391,000 people were injured in 2015 car crashes involving distracted driving. These collisions led to many cases of long-term disabilities, brain injuries and other severe impacts.

While many states have passed laws against distracted driving, it continues to pose a significant threat on America's roadways. An individual who has been injured in a car accident due to another's distracted or otherwise negligent driving can seek compensation by working with a personal injury lawyer. An attorney can help accident victims to pursue damages for lost wages, medical bills and other expenses.

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