Texting and Accidents - Greenville Texting Accident Attorney

Texting and Accidents - Greenville Texting Accident Attorney

In today's society, it can be difficult to put your phone down. It doesn't seem to matter what age you are, there are people in every generation who have become seemingly addicted to their phones. Whether you're scrolling through social media or playing a game or even just messaging a friend, there's just so much that you can do on that little pocket computer. While it can be nice to unplug every now and then and catch up on your projects or sit outside with a nice drink, in those short bursts of downtime where you don't have the ability to fully relax, the phone is a great alternative.

The problem is that many people don't seem to be able to actually put their phones down. They continue to use their phones even when they should be completely focused on the task they are actively trying to perform. This can include everything from watching their child's newest self-choreographed dance to driving or walking near the street. In some cases it's simply rude or disrespectful, but in others it is downright dangerous. It doesn't seem to matter how many times someone is told that they shouldn't use their phones at certain times, some just don't want to listen.

If you have ever sat at a stoplight and looked around, chances are that you have seen someone texting while behind the wheel. It can be frustrating if you are stuck behind them and need to wait for them to pay attention to the light before you can move, but it can be terrifying if they are still moving while looking at their phone. It only takes a second worth of distraction to get into a crash, and when someone else on the road is looking down at their phone to answer a text, it can be more than enough time to cause an accident.

If you were involved in an accident of any kind that was caused by someone more interested in texting than paying attention, give Wayne Hardee a call. He has decades of experience representing people with cases like yours and will do everything he can to get you the compensation you deserve. It can be frustrating and scary to go through something like this, but with Wayne Hardee you don't have to do it alone. Give him a call and see how much better you feel having him on your side!

Mechanical Failure - Greenville Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

Mechanical Failure - Greenville Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

One of the scariest things that you can experience while driving is suddenly not having the control over your car that you should. If you've ever been in a vehicle where the brakes suddenly failed or where you couldn't shift out of gear, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. It is a terrifying feeling and it can be tragic if you are unable to regain control. The worst part about it is that there's generally nothing you can do to stop it once it happens, and it often isn't something you can prevent either. Sometimes things just go wrong. That doesn't make it any better or easier to deal with when it happens to you, and it certainly doesn't help when it causes severe injuries or death. Mechanical failure is, without a doubt, one of the worst things that can happen to you when you are driving.

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to building a case that involves something mechanically going wrong with your vehicle. It's often overwhelming, and when you're already trying to recover from injuries sustained, it's probably the last thing you want to have to deal with. Calling around trying to get all of the appropriate papers together from the car dealership, the company who made the car, and/or your mechanic can seem impossible under the best of circumstances. Forget trying to do this when you're stuck in the hospital due to injuries. Even if you weren't severely injured, there is obviously something wrong with your car. That can be just as expensive to fix as some medical issues depending on what's wrong. Often times, people feel more comfortable replacing the entire car if the issue was serious enough, and sometimes it is more financially feasible to do just that. So who can you turn to for help when you were in an accident caused by something mechanical?

Wayne Hardee has decades of experience handling cases about all different kinds of car accidents, including those caused by mechanical failures. While it may not seem like you are entitled to anything, there may be a problem with the car that places the responsibility on someone who handled the car or a faulty piece. If you were in an accident that was caused by something beyond your control, such as a mechanical issue, give Wayne Hardee a call. There's no one better to have on your side!

Drunk Driving - Greenville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Drunk Driving - Greenville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Drunk driving is an extremely serious subject. When someone gets behind the wheel while they're intoxicated, the likelihood of them causing an accident that can seriously injure or even kill someone increases exponentially. Alcohol significantly impairs a person's ability to make safe choices and to react quickly and effectively if something goes wrong. This makes it extremely dangerous to drive while inebriated. Unfortunately, far too many people still do, and this endangers those around them. Drunk driving is a very large issue and hits close to home for an unfortunate number of people. This is why it's important to make sure that you have a lawyer who can help you figure things out in this difficult time.

Too many people know someone who was hurt or even killed in a drunk driving accident. These crashes always seem like even more of a tragedy than others because they just didn't need to happen. Especially with today's technology, there are so many alternatives to driving drunk. Calling a friend on your cell phone or even using an app to get a rideshare home can happen faster than you can walk into the parking lot, so there isn't ever an excuse to getting behind the wheel. This knowledge just makes accidents that do happen all the worse.

Injuries sustained in drunk driving accidents can range anywhere from minor bruising to severe injuries and even death. While we obviously never want to hear about any of these outcomes, we know that they do and we want to help. Any time someone is injured due to another person's negligence, there is a chance of compensation. Drunk driving accidents are no exception. We know that money won't solve everything, but it can certainly help the sudden medical bills and work toward replacing any lost wages that you may be suffering from while you are out of work as you recover. It may also mean the difference between you being able to actually rest and recover or going back to work too soon and possibly hurting yourself even more.

The key to getting the compensation that you deserve after being involved in a drunk driving accident is having a good lawyer. Wayne Hardee has decades of experience with these types of cases in  North Carolina and won't rest until you are compensated appropriately. If you were hurt because someone was driving drunk, give him a call. You need to be able to relax instead of worrying about your case!