Distracted Driving Automobile Accidents

Distracted driving automobile accidents are a leading cause of personal injury suffered in automobile accidents across the United States and right here at home in the Upstate of South Carolina. Everyday it seems there is a story in the news media about a distracted driver crossing a center line and striking an oncoming car.  Other types of distracted driving involve distracted drivers failing to stop at stop signs or stop lights and causing accidents as a result.

Distracted driving includes:

  • Driving while texting
  • Driving while on a cell phone
  • Driving while attending to back seat passengers such as children
  • Driving while focused on a dash board navigation system
  • Fatigued driving or driving while sleepy or tired
  • Drunk driving

The law in South Carolina requires drivers of automobiles and motorcycles to pay attention, at all times, while operating a motor vehicle.  A driver must maintain focus on the road, both hands on the steering wheel, looking straight ahead, and seeing what can be seen.  This is an important duty because sometimes situations on the road arise quickly and immediate attention is required to avoid a collision.  Also, when a driver is distracted, the driver is likely to run a stop sign or ignore a traffic control device, which leads to automoile accidents as well.

Paying attention and being alert at all times prevents accidents and further prevents unnecessary deaths and loss of life on the highways and roads of upstate South Carolina.

If you have been hit by a driver who ran a stop sign or crossed over into your lane of traffic, its likely that distracted driving is the reason for the accident.


After the accident, it is extremely important to retain qualified and aggressive legal counsel to protect your rights. The Thomas Creech Law Offices has been representing upstate South Carolina citizens for many years in distracted driving automobile accidents.  We are a local law firm having grown up right here in Greenville, S.C.  And we have the qualifications, experience, energy, and compassion to help you obtain the just, deserving and speedy financial compensation that the law allows.

Call Greenville Car Accident Lawyer Thomas Creech Law Offices today at 864-235-4999 located in Greenville SC for legal representation in automobile accident cases. Let’s talk solutions!

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