Injured by Distracted Driving? Call a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer
Distracted driving is a form of impaired driving in which a driver’s ability is compromised because he/she isn’t able to devote his/her full attention on the road. With the proliferation of smartphones, it’s easy to imagine what the leading cause for distracted driving is nowadays. To curb smartphone use while driving, one Virginia-based company is working on a device that detects drivers texting on the road. A recent Space Coast Daily article provides more information on this development:
A Virginia company is developing a radar gunlike device that would help police catch drivers as they text.
The technology works by detecting the telltale radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone, said Malcolm McIntyre of ComSonics.
Cable repairmen use similar means to find where a cable is damaged – from a rodent, for instance – by looking for frequencies leaking in a transmission, McIntyre said.
ComSonics, based in Harrisonburg, got its start in the cable TV industry and provides calibration services for speed enforcement equipment. McIntyre discussed the company’s move into texting detection Monday at the second annual Virginia Distracted Driving Summit.
Consequences of distracted driving
Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina. As a criminal charge, it could result in fines. However, if a driver’s distracted driving causes injury, the cost to the victims can be significant. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a texting driver, you need a highly skilled Raleigh personal injury lawyer to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
The need for a personal injury lawyer
With technologies like the aforementioned radar device still in development, it could be difficult to prove that the driver who caused your accident was indeed texting. An experienced car accident lawyer in Raleigh, NC would have the skill and resources to effectively investigate your case, collect the necessary evidence, and relentlessly pursue the compensation you deserve to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
If you believe that the other driver was texting while driving and this is what caused your accident, contact a trusted law firm like Kurtz & Blum, PLLC for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
(Source: RADAR GUN-LIKE DEVICE WILL CATCH TEXTING DRIVERS, Space Coast Daily, Sep. 18, 2014)