Articles Tagged with texting while driving

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: How does the law of contributory negligence play a role in my case?

A North Carolina woman who was seriously hurt in a crash with a distracted driver will receive $4 million in a mediated settlement. The woman was turning left when her vehicle was hit by a commercial van. The van was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed and went through a red light. The driver of the van was said to be on his phone and therefore distracted at the time of the crash. The van broadsided the woman’s vehicle, causing severe injuries. Phone records were utilized to help prove that the van driver was indeed using the phone when he failed to stop at the light and hit the woman’s vehicle.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: How does the law of contributory negligence play a role in my case?

Have you ever seen your Uber driver or friend talking on the phone while driving and wondered, “Wait, isn’t that illegal in North Carolina?” While you probably know that North Carolina’s distracted driving law prohibits texting while driving, what does it say about talking on the phone while driving?

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

When the car wreck happened last September, it was quite possibly the most millennial-sounding story you’ve ever heard. A teenager driving her father’s Mercedes Benz was speeding at 107 miles per hour and Snapchatting when she hit and critically injured an Uber driver. If this is the first you’re hearing of this story, take a moment to let all those Gen-Y details sink in.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is partial versus total disability, and temporary versus permanent disability?”

The dangers of distracted driving are well known at this point. Commercials and public safety ads have repeated over and over how much texting can increase a person’s risk of being involved in a deadly car accident. Despite the apparent danger, millions of people continue to text behind the wheel every day, with alarming percentages of motorists admitting to reading and responding to text messages while driving.

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