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What Is Distracted Driving? An Auto Accident Lawyer Explains March 7, 2017

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What Is Distracted Driving? An Auto Accident Lawyer Explains , Winston-Salem, North Carolina


What do smartphones, combs, and cups of coffee have in common? They all contribute to distracted driving, which is anything that diverts drivers’ attention from operating their vehicles. The auto accident lawyers at Nagle & Associates, PA, in Winston-Salem, NC, want you to stay safe when you are on the road, so they offer examples of distracted driving behaviors to avoid.

Watch out for these types of distracted driving that can lead to personal injury claims:

  • Using Smartphones: Using a smartphone or cellphone to find directions, send messages, or talk to a friend or business associate frequently causes distracted driving. As a matter of public safety, North Carolina law bans all handheld and hands-free cell phone use by bus drivers and drivers under age 18 and bans all drivers from texting while driving.
  • Applying Makeup or Combing Hair: Freshening lipstick or combing hair while driving to an appointment places drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk. If you see people grooming while driving, steer clear of them as safely as possible.
  • Drinking or Eating: Sipping on a hot mocha latte while driving to work or snacking on chips while driving home can lead to accidents and personal injury claims. Auto accident lawyers know that an unexpected spill or a glance down at the bag for the last chip can produce serious or fatal consequences.  

Nagle & Associates, P.A. knows the dangers of distracted driving well. Founder and auto accident lawyer Carl Nagle draws on his past experiences as a former insurance adjuster and insurance company lawyer to bring just compensation to his clients. Attorney Nagle and his team of personal injury lawyers offer skilled representation for every type of distracted driving personal injury claim.     

If you are a victim of someone’s distracted driving, get help from Nagle & Associates, PA. Call their North Carolina auto accident lawyers at (888) 841-7177 for a consultation in their Asheville, Hickory, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh, or Wilmington offices. Visit their website and Facebook page for more information, and follow them on Twitter.

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