Accidents Caused By Distracted Driving

In today's modern world, it seems as if drivers simply cannot allow themselves to just drive and watch the road. Texting, talking to someone on a cellphone, changing the radio station, eating on the run, applying makeup and many other distractions are keeping drivers from observing their surroundings. This degree of inattentive driving is contributing to an increased amount of car accident injuries and fatalities in North Carolina and across the nation. A majority of these accidents are caused by an inattentive driver who was texting or talking on a cellphone.

It is frustrating to be involved in a car accident caused by such negligence. The accident can change your life in an instant — less time than it took the other driver to read or send a text.

Pursuing Maximum Compensation For Accident Victims

Woody White Law PLLC is a prominent Wilmington-based law firm committed to providing injured clients and families of fatal accident victims with skilled representation designed to recover maximum compensation. You can have peace of mind knowing that your lawyer has the skills, integrity and dedication needed to obtain results. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident injuries.

Texting And Driving — More Dangerous Than Drunk Driving

Research shows that people who text while behind the wheel are significantly more impaired than they would be if they were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Texting while driving pulls the driver's full attention away from the road. At a minimum, the driver's eyes, hand and mind are all focused on reading, typing or sending the text. Such inattentive driving can result in:

  • Reduction of the driver's ability to react to an emergency situation
  • Increase in drifting between lanes
  • Reduction in the driver's control of the wheel
  • Reduction in following distance

Although North Carolina laws prohibit texting while driving (effective Dec. 1, 2009) and prohibit any cellphone use by minors while driving, countless motorists continue to drive while texting and cause serious motor vehicle accidents. Our personal injury attorneys strive to provide exceptional legal service to accident victims and the families of fatal accident victims who were:

  • Cut off by an inattentive driver resulting in a motorcycle accident
  • Involved in a rear-end collision caused by a driver who was texting
  • T-boned in an intersection when a negligent driver ran a red light while texting

Woody White Law PLLC — A Reputation For Results

Our attorneys at Woody White Law PLLC have earned a reputation for their legal ability and exceptional client service. When you come to our law firm for guidance after a car accident or other motor vehicle accident, you can trust that you will have a lawyer who will provide you with personalized attention throughout the entire process. Contact our Wilmington office to discuss pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death case.

Woody White

Woody White

Woody White is an experienced civil Trial Attorney, and has earned a reputation as an aggressive advocate, taking – and winning – cases before juries in both State and Federal Court. Getting the verdict that you deserve requires experience and Woody White has a proven track record of success.

James Baxter Blanton

James Blanton

Attorney James Blanton is a former state prosecutor, having served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New Hanover County prosecutor's office. He also served as a federal prosecutor, serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina.